Snakes are posing an interesting challenge for the Wiggins Island Coal terminal construction team.
Snakes are posing an interesting challenge for the Wiggins Island Coal terminal construction team. Scottie Simmonds

Hundreds of snakes moved on at island coal terminal site

IF YOU are planning a major project in the Gladstone region, make sure you recruit a good snake-catcher.

That is the advice from the man running construction of the Wiggins Island Coal Terminal.

WICET project manager Chris Carter said the project had caught and safely relocated 478 native animals from the site before starting construction.

If you are imagining cute and cuddly marsupials, guess again.

More than half of those animals were snakes, most of them venomous.

Mr Carter was speaking at the Golding Industry Conference yesterday, and told the audience that meeting environmental requirements had been a big but worthwhile job.

More than 2000 grass trees were also relocated from the site.



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