Our friend 'Richard the Snake Catcher' is a popular figure in Mitchell. Offering a 24/7 service, free of charge, Richard will capture any rogue snake and then relocate it out of town. Last week he had a call from Mitchell's Great Artesian Spa in relation to a 5 foot coastal python found in their pump room. As Richard had a mouse problem (currently there's a mouse plague) in and around his sheds, he released the python in a shed and then watched as the slender snake grew fat and mouse numbers dwindled to zero -- within four days.
With its tail lightly coiled around a piece of wall timber, the python hung with its neck and head in a loop ready for a lightning strike. No mouse living in Richard's shed stood a chance. Richard practices natural pest control to perfection.