Removal and capture.

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For decades, the best known snake handler in Melbourne has been the snake man Raymond Hoser. Being a Park Orchards resident for many years, he is a well known figure in Manningham, Nillumbik and Whitehorse.
He also does snake removal and snake control in all parts of Melbourne, although the advantage for local residents of Banyule, Yarra Ranges, Stonnington, Boroondara and everywhere in between is that he is close. This means that when a snake is found, the snake man can usually come quickly.
The locally occurring species are all venomous, the most common being Brown, Tiger and Copperhead. Having said that, vagrant snakes also turn up from elsewhere, as do escaped pets.
If a snake is seen on your property it is not always necessary to call the snakeman to have your reptile removed. Often they will disappear as fast as they turn up. If for example a snake disappears under your back fence and behind you is a bushland reserve, chances are that the snake will never be seen again.
However there are times when a snake may hang around and pose a risk to people or pets. Then it is sensible to get rid of the reptile.
While people can and do deal with snakes on their own and without the need to call a professional, this is not recommended. Too many people make a wrong move and get bitten.
Having said that, a lot of trained snake catchers out there have been trained by people who themselves lack experience.
With more than 40 years experience with the worlds deadliest snakes and a perfect safety record, no one matches the expertise of the snake man Raymond Hoser. If he cannot come to your place to remove a snake, he will be able to put you onto a personally trained catcher who will also be able to catch and handle the reptiles with the minimum of risk.
In terms of snake relocation and capture, there are a few things worth noting. It will cost money for the snake handlers time and petrol. They have to feed their family as well! There is never a watertight guarantee that they will catch the snake, although they do most of the time.
Then there is what to do until the snake handler arrives. The advice is to keep a watch on the snake from a safe distance until he (or she) arrives. Remember, finding the snake is hard, but catching it is easy (for the handler anyway).
Also note that the snake man and people associated with him like snakes. We do not handle them with dangerous tools like tongs, and we do not mistreat them in any way. As a rule, the snakes we catch are released in a human-free location at least 2 km from where the snake was caught so that there is little if any risk of the same snake being found in the same place again.
While the usual time frame for arrival of a snake catcher is quoted at 1 hour, within the local area of the snake man it is usually far less and typically well under 30 minutes. These near suburbs for Melbournes best known snake catcher and reptile expert include, Mitcham, Ringwood, East Doncaster, Donvale, Warranwood, North Ringwood, Croydon, Wonga Park, Chirnside Park, Blackburn, Box Hill, Research, Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill, Diamond Creek, Greensborough, Lower Plenty, Hurstbridge, Wattle Glen, Bulleen, Heidelberg, Banyule and Yallambie.