Monster-killing pythons roaming freely in Melbourne while snake catcher reveals that he has caught FOUR hungry reptiles this week
- The snake wrestler said that pythons are not native to the Melbourne area
- The giant pythons he catches are escaped pets and large enough to eat a cat
- Mr. Hoser said he caught three black-headed pythons in the last week
Cat-eating pythons are free in Melbourne, with one snake catcher revealing that he has caught four last week alone.
Raymond Hoser, 57, of the Melbourne-based reptile removal company Snakebusters, said he was called to regularly catch monster pythons.
The snake hunter told the pythons of Daily Mail Australia not native to the Melbourne area and the one he catches are escaped pets.
“All the pythons I catch are big enough to eat a cat,” he said. “And I catch about 10 to 20 a year.”
Raymond Hoser is depicted with a large olive python
Mr. Hoser said he caught three black-haired pythons (photo) last week
Hoser said he had caught three black-headed pythons last week, along with more than 12 “seriously large” snakes.
“If someone has recently lost his cat, well, there are currently a few fat snakes free in Melbourne,” he wrote on social media.
He said that pythons are not toxic to humans.
The snake catcher was called last Christmas by frightened retailers to Maling Street in Canterbury, Melbourne.
He was photographed and grabbed two very poisonous tiger snakes and detached them from the ‘tree’ – which consisted of tinsel wrapped around a lamppost.
“You can tell by their body language if they are going to bite you,” said Mr. Hoser.
“I could see these guys wouldn’t do that.”
Raymond Hoser was photographed and plucked two deadly tiger snakes from a Christmas tree
Hoser said it was not unusual to find snakes in Christmas trees.
“People wonder how snakes enter cities, and that’s because they’re hitchhiking in human cars,” he said.
“Then they get scared and climb into the locker for safety, and sometimes it’s a tree.
“It’s not Christmas unless I’ve pulled at least one snake out of a tree.
The snake man said his phone is ringing this summer from people who find snakes in their homes.
The snake catcher from Melbourne said he can see if a snake is going to attack him