Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Forget Bindi Irwin: Meet the Fauna Fetchers

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Forget Bindi Irwin: Meet the Fauna Fetchers

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Byline: Marc Stapelberg marc.stapelberg@northernstar.com.au

BRIDGET Thomson has caught more than 200 snakes, but the adrenaline still pumps every time she successfully relocates an eastern brown snake.

Sophie and Bridget Thomson are twin sisters who are so passionate about wildlife they are now looking into making documentaries to further spread their conservation message.

They call themselves the Fauna Fetchers, and they recently posted a video on their Facebook page of an Eastern Brown snake that was stuck in a macadamia shell.

"We got the brown snake and its head in a tube so it was safe for us to handle the snake and drilled the nut off from both sides," Bridget said.

"But that wasn't even the most interesting part of it.

"When we were filming the intro, about six takes in, a 2.2m eastern brown decided to slither up next to us.

"We are thinking that the macadamia nut eastern brown was a girl and the boy followed up the scent. …

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