Snakes are an essential part of the natural environment with 37 native snake species known to occur in the Moreton Bay Region. Their physical characteristics can be highly variable, with a single species displaying a range of different colours and patterns.

In some ecosystems, snakes can be one of the top order predators and help to control the populations of other natives, such as mice, rats and frogs. They can be seen more frequently as the temperature warms up in spring and summer.

All snakes are protected by law under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and it is an offence to kill, injure, or take them from the wild.

Council does not provide a snake removal service. Residents who find snakes within or near the home can engage a licensed snake removalist for a fee.