1 - Typically the safest option would be to set a snake trap. If you cannot catch it yourself, the quickest option is to hire a professional snake expert. In order to catch a snake with thick gloves, you must be able to IDENTIFY the animal, and ascertain that it is non-venomous. Then relocate it by putting it in a pillowcase. When you cannot or do not want to handle the snake or cannot identify it, then using snake hooks or snake tongs is the best solution.