Beware of Snakes

Posted on: Monday, 9 January 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

Look out for Snakes!

As the weather warms up snakes are becoming more active.  Please keep the following in mind to help avoid snake bites. 

  • Walk loudly -  snakes will general move away if they hear you coming.
  • Be aware that snakes may be slower to move away in the early morning or on cool days and may be sunning themselves to warm up.
  • Wear sturdy boots (and gaiters if required), look where you place your feet.
  • Never place your hands into crevices or areas where you cannot see what may be lurking.
  • Reduce likely habitat aspects, such as areas of cover or snake food (mice etc).
  • Remember that you should never disturb or harass a snake, not only may you bet bitten but they are protected  by law.
  • Always have a first aid kit/snake bite kit with you in the field and know how to apply snake bite treatment.

 

If you have a snake problems please call the Department of Parks and Wildlife on (08) 9474 9055

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