Beware baby snakes can be dangerous too.
But only if they are venomous.
All baby venomous snakes are born with venom ready to inject.
Adult snakes don’t always inject venom, some times delivering a “dry bite”.
Producing venom requires energy for snakes, and they need it predominantly to catch and eat their prey.
Baby snakes are very vulnerable and many simply do not survive as they will be picked up by birds, cats and other wild life.
In order for baby snakes to survive, they need to be on full alert and defense at all times and this includes injecting a full amount of venom if they feel threatened.
Therefore beware baby snakes will pack a punch if handled.
They might look cute, but now is a good time to educate children that baby snakes are best left alone and respected from the distance.
We do not recommend installing fear into children, as this will turn into hate later on, and snakes simply do not deserve the reputation they are given.
Baby snakes are often nervous and will strike at moving objects in an attempt to defend themselves.
Mother snakes don’t stay around baby snakes, so there is little concern that she is going to be looking her young and will come after anybody threatening.
Many venomous snakes like to lay their eggs in warm rock walls, and Red Bellies give birth to live snakes.
But beware baby snakes, especially Eastern Browns and Red Bellies in Brisbane can kill through their bite.
If you do come across a nest of eggs or even some baby snakes, call a snake catcher close to you and take some pictures.
Eggs do not necessarily mean snakes, they could also be lizard eggs.
We received this photo from a resident in Ipswich of some eggs she found burrowed into the earth at her property,
they turned out to be most likely Bearded Dragon eggs.