This pretty little thing was caught in my bedroom!!
The Dugite is probably the most common snake seen in this area. Body colours vary from pale sandy, grey/brown to dark black, with dark scales speckled through the skin and a cream underbelly. Young dugites are about 30cm in length when hatched and can grow to reach 2 metres. When hatched the young dugite is a pale olive green colour with a distinctive herringbone pattern and a dark black head.
Dugites are extremely shy and will not confront unless provoked, with young dugites often being ‘strikey’ in self-defence. They can be safely scooped into a bucket and released somewhere safe.
But not by me!!! I called Gary the snake man who really didn't want to come out, he was 25 minutes away & he may not be able to find it plus it would cost me $50. "I don't care - just come!" He told me to close the door of the room it was in & put a towel across the gap. O.K. done that. I didn't know where Ebony was, just hoped she wasn't in the same room. When Gary arrived we turned towards the closed door when the snake made a slither into my bedroom. Luckily there are not many places for it to hide & Gary grabbed it before it went under the bed.I have only just stopped shaking!! Don't think I could have stayed in the house if he hadn't caught it. Now I need to have a good clean up & hope none of it's brothers or sisters are around.