Lifestyle

Red-bellied black snake evicted from bottleshop

A VICTORY Hotel worker had a surprise greeting on Monday morning thanks to an adventurous red-bellied black snake.

William Pledger of William Pledger's Wildlife Management Service received the call-out to deal with the unwanted slippery customer.

The Victory Hotel worker was opening the bottleshop for the day's trading when he came face-to-face with the snake.

"When (the worker) went to open the roller door, he noticed something slide under the counter," Mr Pledger said.

"Suspecting it was a snake, he went straight to the office where they called (me)."

Mr Pledger arrived shortly afterwards and did a sweeping search of the area.

The search located a two-foot red-bellied black snake taking refuge behind some cartons of beer.

"The snake was evicted and taken to a more suitable location," Mr Pledger said.

William Pledger's Wildlife Management Service may be contacted on 0414 075 314.

Topics:  snake victory hotel

Gympie Times


Gympie athletes face up to the world's best

CONTENDERS: Karate kids from Gympie Alvy-Jack Pinchin, Riley Merrell, Ashleigh Rimmington are off to Sydney for the ISKA World Cup.

Four of Gympie's best take on the world

Gympie athlete leaps into the Brisbane Lions

LIONESS: Jessy Keeffe, back left, has joined the Brisbane Lions AFLW team. Second row: Jessy Keeffe, Renee Cowan, Sophie Conway, Arianna Clark. First row: Kalinda Howarth, Jordan Zanchetta, Ruby Blair, Emma Pittman.

Gympie's Keeffe drafted for Brisbane

Local Partners

$10 lipstick better than expensive brands

APPAREL brand Sportsgirl has never been a front-runner when it comes to cosmetics. So how do their new range of lipsticks, foundations and palettes stack up?

Volvo's new Polestar offshoot blazing electric trail

Polestar, a new stand-alone premium electric-vehicle company owned by Volvo

Volvo's new premium brand Polestar is gunning for Tesla.

The Aldi special buy you won't be getting

Shoppers outside discount supermarket chain Aldi. Picture: Rohan Kelly

Australian ALDI shoppers will miss out on another popular item

Return of Honda Type R shows poise and punch

The Honda Civic Type R has returned.

The prized Honda Type R has made a triumphant return.

Does your home town feature in winning travel video?

Weather at Maroochydore Beach at 9.30am.

Alexandra Franco wins people's choice award called Queensland.

Mum tells how she lost six dress sizes

TRANSFORMATION: Jacinta Dickenson dropped six dress sizes in 18 months.

In just 18 months, Jacinta Dickenson turned her life around.

How Toowoomba blogger made $400 in two days

Toowoomba blogger Bindy Scott with husband Trent and their children LuLu and Tommy.

Documenting her everyday life as a wife and mother