Brisbane Floods 2011- Wildlife - Relocation Day

Neil Ross

Brisbane, Australia

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These photos have not been posted for their artistic merit; far from it. They are simply my personal account of the Brisbane Floods 2011 and how it has impacted my life. All photos have been taken in my local neighbourhood, no more than 500 metres from my home. I hope they are of interest to you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011.


I received a call from a nearby neighbour in the early hours of the morning and was informed that ‘my snake’ had made an appearance. Since when did this python become ‘mine’ I wonder? It had been discovered in the large moraya near her front door.

As my neighbour has a young daughter, there are concerns for her safety with such a large snake in close proximity to the house. I completely understand these concerns and we mutually agree that the snake needs to be relocated. Sad but true. Unfortunately kids, cats, dogs and pythons don’t really mix.

Early that same evening some of my neighbour’s friends who are snake enthusiasts came by to capture our python. She hadn’t moved all day so finding her was no problem, nor was removing her from the shrub. I would have thought that an animal of her size would become aggressive when being approached and manhandled as she was, but rather her disposition was dignified and she chose to flee. Pythons are by nature quite docile. After some careful maneuvering she was captured and placed into a hessian sack. Her new home is just down the road at the South Brisbane Cemetery, and that’s an awesome place for any self-respecting snake.

Photos taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

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