Snake catcher at Beaudesert nabs 1.9 metre eastern brown snake

RECORD CATCH: The 1.9 metre snake was the largest Brooke Harrison has ever captured. Photo: Supplied

RECORD CATCH: The 1.9 metre snake was the largest Brooke Harrison has ever captured. Photo: Supplied

A massive eastern brown, the second most deadly snake in the world, was captured at Beaudesert today.

Snake catchers Tony and Brooke Harrison from Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catchers said the 1.9 metre creature was one of the largest they had seen.

"We had the call out to catch the snake, which was next to a shed," Ms Harrison said.

"As we got there we saw another, smaller snake go underneath the shed.

"We went across the road to Red Rooster and told the homeowner to let us know if it came out again.

"As we were leaving, they shouted out to us to say it had reappeared."

Ms Harrison said there were more snakes around during mating season and warned people not to get near any spotted in and around properties.

"If you see one, keep your distance," she said.

"Call a snake catcher and if possible take a photo so we can see what you're dealing with.

"A lot of species come in shades of brown and eastern browns are not always brown."

Ms Harrison said there were a lot of snakes in Beaudesert and while today's was a personal record, her partner had captured even bigger ones.

To see videos of snakes caught around Beaudesert visit the Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catchers Facebook page.

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