Snake catcher Richie Gilbert removing a snake from a Nambour childcare centre.
Snake catcher Richie Gilbert removing a snake from a Nambour childcare centre.

Snakes alive! Slippery visitor drops by childcare centre

THERE'S a bear in there, and a...snake as well?!

A childcare centre was given a fright when staff discovered a snake coil around a fire hose. 

Nambour C&K Childcare Centre phoned Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert when they discovered the slippery visitor. 

Large python heads into Nambour C&K Childcare Centre. I got a call today to relocate a snake from (yet again) another childcare centre. They certainly seem to attract them. This big snake lulled me into a false sense of security with its calm nature before taking a shot at me when I wasn't expecting it. Haha. I had it under control though and even if it did get me(besides a bite to the face) it wouldn't have bothered me. Yes it does hurt but they are not venomous and certainly not dangerous at all. I wonder which childcare centre I will be visiting tomorrow. Lol. Richie.

Posted by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on Monday, 11 May 2015

It was about the 12th snake he has relocated from child care centres this snake season. 

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Mr Gilbert posted a video of the catch and release on his Facebook page. 

"This big snake lulled me into a false sense of security with its calm nature before taking a shot at me when I wasn't expecting it," Mr Gilbert said. 

"I had it under control though and even if it did get me (besides a bite to the face) it wouldn't have bothered me.

"Yes it does hurt but they are not venomous and certainly not dangerous at all.

"I wonder which childcare centre I will be visiting tomorrow."

 



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