Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

School's Sneaky Snake

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

School's Sneaky Snake

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Byline: Andrea Davy andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

AFTER three days of trying, snake catcher Matthew Moon was able to finally capture a deadly eastern brown snake spotted by students at Beaconsfield State School.

The elusive and venomous snake made several appearances around the primary school before Mr Moon was able to track it down.

C[pounds sterling]It took three days before we were able to catch her,C[yen] Mr Moon said.

C[pounds sterling]It was a real pain because the snake was hiding in parts of the air-conditioning system.

C[pounds sterling]My friend, who also handles snakes, and I eventually started pulling the air-conditioning system apart.

C[pounds sterling]While we were disassembling the air-conditioning system I looked underneath what we were holding and the snake was right at my friend's feet.

C[pounds sterling]I told him to move away and I was able to hook the snake with one of my snake hooks.

C[pounds sterling]The snake was a big one. …

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