Plumber Rebecca Senyard from Queensland shares tips when a snake is found that sticks its head out of the basin
Plumber shares her tips on what to do if you find a HOSE that sticks its head out of your toilet bowl
- Plumber Rebecca Senyard said that snake catchers have been trained to remove snakes
- She said plumbers are sometimes called by people to get rid of snakes
- The 35-year-old wrote a blog with tips when a hose is seen in the bathroom
A plumber has shared useful tips on what to do if you find a hose sticking its head out of the toilet.
Rebecca Senyard – also known as the Plumbette – encouraged people to call snake catchers and not plumbers when they spot a snake in their bathroom.
The 35-year-old from Queensland said plumbers were not trained in removing the reptiles and a snake catcher would tackle the situation much better.
Plumber Rebecca Senyard recommends catching the reptile and placing something heavy on top before calling snake catchers. Depicted: a hose in a toilet bowl in Wynum, Brisbane
“Don’t call a plumber. Plumbers have no experience with these types of toilet blocks, “she wrote on her blog The plumber.
She suggests in the “unfortunate situation” to find a snake in the toilet to “feel free to scream” before locking him up.
“Put the top lid of the toilet down and put something on it,” she said.
“Close the window or door and call your local snake catcher to pick up the snake and release it back into the wild.”
She said it’s not unusual for snakes to slide into bathrooms, but they are usually found in other places.
“More plumbers have seen hoses under houses or in a roof cavity than in the toilet,” she said The courier mail.
“It definitely happens, but it’s not likely that every household in Brisbane or even Australia will experience a hose from their toilet bowl.”
Mrs. Senyard said there might be two different ways in which snakes can find their way to homes with a creature out the window.
Rebecca Senyard wrote a blog with advice on what to do if you come across a hose in the bathroom
“A hose can slide through the window and when it’s hot, they can look for water and slide down into the toilet bowl,” she wrote.
‘The second way is that the hose slides into a sewer opening and makes its way through the bend of your toilet.
“Sewers will sometimes have rats, so it makes sense for the snake to follow the food path.”
She proposes checking window screens for holes and storing waste in sealed bags or bins.
If rats or mice are found, she recommends calling pest control to address the situation.
How to keep safe during the snake season
Remove debris or wood piles, mow long grass and shrubs, remove leaf waste and block holes around the outside of your house that seem to be in a safe place
Keep vermin under control. Rodents are a good food source for snakes – less food means fewer snakes.
Keep aviaries and chooking boxes safe, clean and free from rodents. Make sure you have a fine mesh or shade cloth around the outside of an aviary, so that our snake friends don’t get stuck in the thread.
If possible, keep cats indoors and snake avoidance training for dogs can literally be a life saver.
Call a professional. Never try to catch or kill a snake. This is illegal and snakes are incredibly important for the local ecosystem.
SOURCE: Australian Geographic