Expert ensures snake under bed tale ends well

A FAMILY has shared their tale of finding a snake under their daughter's bed, as snakes become active around Gladstone.

Snake catcher Mike Boen has caught 12 deadly eastern brown snakes in Gladstone homes in recent weeks, and the season hasn't even started.

Amelia Beezley saw a slithering brown tail slide under her daughter's bed.

"Something moved in the corner of my eye, and I freaked out," she said.

She shut the door and called her husband Ben, who put a towel under the door and called snake catcher Joey Drumm.

"I always come prepared for a brown, but this one turned out to be a harmless dark-green tree snake," said Mr Drumm.

"It was easy to remove, they are pretty placid. I used the tail-hook tool and my hands, and then showed the family what it was."

Mrs Beezley said she was happy to find the snake before Janaci, 9, and Tkeesha, 6, came home from school.

"I don't think they would have gone to bed," she said.

"I was going to keep it a secret but their little brother Darius, who's four, couldn't wait to tell them."

They believe the snake could have entered their New Auckland house through a hole in the screen door.

"We fixed it straight away."



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