Mr Ingham, who with his wife Karen operates the Croc Stars display show, is also a volunteer with Wildlife Arc.
He was called to an incident at Morisset on Monday to recover a snake found in a car.
The snake was an illegal American corn snake, non-venomous and considered ideal pets for children in their home country.
But in Australia they are lethal, carrying a virus that can kill native snakes and lizards.
Despite exhausting every avenue, Mr Ingham had no alternative but to have the snake killed.
“I will have a tear in my eye,” he said. “They are beautiful snakes and very affectionate.
“But I want people to know this is what happens when you bring illegal snakes into Australia.
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