Snake catcher shows off a bright BLUE tree snake he caught lounging on a family’s veranda – as the internet goes wild for the rare serpent
- Bright blue snake discovered on a veranda in Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast
- Snake Catcher Noosa owner Luke Huntley was called to a home on Tuesday
- Blue phase common tree snake is considered a rare find in Northern Queensland
A snake catcher has captured the astonishing moment a blue tree snake was found lurking on a family’s veranda for some cool reprieve on a scorching hot afternoon.
Luke Huntley, owner of Snake Catcher Noosa, was called to relocate a blue phase common tree snake from a home at Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland on Tuesday.
‘I scooped the beauty up into my hands, it was the easiest catch I’ve ever made,’ Mr Huntley told the Daily Mail Australia.
Luke Huntley, owner of Snake Catcher Noosa, was called to relocate a blue phase common tree snake (pictured) from a home at Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast
Mr Huntley said he considers himself lucky to rescue his second blue phase tree snake this week.
‘I couldn’t believe how vibrant blue he was, absolutely beautiful,’ he said.
While the common tree snake is regularly found in the Sunshine Coast, Mr Huntley said a blue phase is a rare but exciting find.
‘They can come in yellow, varying green shades and even jet black, but a turquoise aqua colour is really rare,’ he said.
While the common tree snake is regularly found in the Sunshine Coast, Mr Huntley said a blue phase (pictured) is a rare but exciting find
The blue phase commmon tree snake (pictured) is considered a ‘rare and exciting find’ for Noosa Sanke Catcher Luke Huntley
‘I have to reassure people the snake isn’t Photoshopped, people don’t believe it.’
Snake Catcher Luke later released the snake into nearby bushland.
Viewers were left astonished at the rare sighting of the blue phase snake on Facebook.
‘I haven’t seen one of these, very pretty,’ one said.
‘I’ve never seen one of these!’ Another commented.
‘Beautiful colour, that’s the best coloured snake I’ve ever seen,’ a woman said.
Snake Catcher Noosa has relocated two blue phase tree snakes from Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast in the last week (pictured)