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Green Snake
In the unlikely event of a snake bite, always seek medical attention.

Snakes have adapted to various habitats, therefore, regardless of where you live, you can be fairly confident that there will be snakes around. There is no need to fear snakes, you simply need to be aware when out and about.


There are several things you can do to ensure that both you and your family stay safe in the event you encounter a snake.  Some snakes (particularly venomous ones) have a reputation for being aggressive.  At the end of the day, if you encounter a snake, they will always attempt to retreat. If they feel trapped, they may move into the strike position, however, they will usually try to retreat again before biting.  It is important that in the first instance you stay very still, giving the snake an opportunity to go on its way.  At this point, you may want to back away from the snake slowly.  Snakes know that there is no sense in biting something the size of a human, therefore, will only bite if they feel there is no other option.  


  • Keep grass mowed 

  • Do not leave piles of timber, iron etc near your house as this provides an excellent home for snakes

  • Don’t leave food scraps around as this attracts mice and rats – which in turn attracts snakes

  • Keep screen doors closed, particularly during warmer months

  • Under no circumstances should you attempt to catch or harm a snake. Snakes are protected and it is an offence to do so.

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