Council staff are not trained to handle or remove snakes. However, there is a local certified snake handler, Dennis Watt who may be of assistance.
Dennis can only assist if the snake is in the house. If the snake is in its natural environment in most cases it will move on if left alone.
For assistance in identification of snakes the following information on Snakes of the Townsville Region which is found on the Queensland Government Environment and Resource Management website may be of use.
Dennis offers this service free of charge. Bare in mind that he has a full time job and he may not be able to go out straight away.
Who to Contact
Dennis Watt is certified to handle/remove snakes and is happy to help out upon request. His phone number is (07) 4783 3506.