We have just had the privilege of George the Snakeman coming to our home.
Today we had an eager three-foot green snake that decided it wanted to improve its education by taking up residence in our little study/computer room.
George came out soon after our call, the number, by the way, we got from Byron Shire Council. In his truck he already had a few browns and a black ready for relocation. Busy morning for him.
He safely removed our wannabe educated snake, after it decided to go to a bedroom to sleep it off, and then he gave us tips to snake proof our sliding doors etc. Amazing the gaps that are around that a snake can wiggle into.
All in all he graced our home for 1 1/2 hours. He did not ask for money but we gave him a donation worthy of the time spent..
He is an icon in this area but most people think he is paid by our wonderful, excess treasury, Byron Shire Council, because they have his number which they freely give out but do they say he is a volunteer? No way.
We have heard many stories that he goes out to rescue home owners/snakes…building sites etc…and gets nothing, zilch but maybe a thankyou.
If you have reason to call him out to your place, please be aware he is not employed by and receives no remuneration from Byron Shire Council.
Bruce & Cathryn Will, Mullumbimby