Snake wrangler launches catching tours over the Christmas break – offering young kids the chance to capture snakes and release them into the wild
- New kind of tour has launched where attendees can catch and release snakes
- Located the Sunshine Coast, people work alongside snake catchers for a day
- The Snake Catcher 24/7 launched the tours to teach people to respect snakes
A new snake catching tour gives the public a chance to get up close to help wranglers catch and release snakes back into the wild.
The snake catching tours will launch in January for a limited three month run by The Snake Catcher 24/7 company in the Sunshine Coast.
Owner of The Snake Catcher and veteran snake wrangler Stuart McKenzie, said the tour was made after years of positive feedback from customers and the community.
Stuart McKenzie (pictured middle) has launched the nee snake tours to educate and teach people how to respect snakes
‘Ever since I started the business people have been really fascinated in what we do and have asked how they could get involved’.
‘But now I’ve got the approval of my insurance and now the tours are finally launched’, Mr McKenzie said.
The tours will be a hands on experience for a limited number of attendees, as Mr Kenzie said they will only be accepting four to right people every Tuesday per month until April.
‘It’ll be a whole day experience for them and they’ll be out with the guys finding snakes and releasing them back into the wild’.
The new tours have been in the works for almost five years and are expected to be a popular hit (pictured)
The new snake catching tours will give people the chance to handle and release non venomous snakes back into the wild with Stuart McKenzie (pictured)
‘Since we launched we have already had a couple bookings, so I’m not expecting this tour to be availabel for long’, he said.
The tours will start from $299 and have no minimum age, so anyone can have the chance to ride alongside Stuart and his team in the snake mobile for a whole day.
But Mr McKenzie said attendees will potentially help the team with catching non-venemous snakes, but venemous snakes are off the cards for everyones safety.
‘People can help releasing back into the wild harmless tree snakes and carpet pythons, but not the venomous snakes’.
The main lesson Mr McKenzie wants attendees to learn from the experience is how to respect future snakes they may encounter.
‘I want people to learn respect for snakes and be educated on snakes’.
Bookings for the exclusive tours can be made on The Snake Catcher website.
The tours will allow people to spend a whole day with Mr McKenzie (pictured left) and help him and his team with non venomous snakes