Snake whisperer charms carpet python

Ollie brought the python into the Bowali Visitor Centre for a quick pic before letting him go safely in the wild

Kakadu Chief Ranger Ollie was called into a residence in Jabiru with reports of a snake in the garage last week.

When Ollie arrived he found a poor carpet python with a stubbie cooler caught around it’s neck! Being our resident ‘snake whisperer’ he brought the python safely back to Bowali Visitor Centre and released it into the beautiful natural environment nearby.

Although carpet pythons are not venomous they can still issue a nasty bite if antagonised or feeling threatened. If you find a snake looking like it needs a hand this summer contact your local council for advice.

Tracey, Kakadu National Park

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