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All reptiles in Australia receive statutory protection. However, Australia is home to many of the world’s most highly toxic venomous snakes, and when these snakes, or similar-looking snakes, come into human proximity, conservation issues are routinely disregarded and the snakes are killed. A secure and effective snake trap could allow dangerously venomous snakes to be removed from the vicinities of humans in safety (for both humans and snake). Towards this end, we conducted a demonstration trial to see if the trap widely used on Guam to capture brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) could be applied in a suburban Australian setting to safely remove dangerous snakes without killing them.