Please be mindful of snakes

News Update 10 October 2019

Snakes are an integral part of the natural environment and play an important role in wildlife ecosystems.

With summer approaching, you may spot snakes. They will not attack unless provoked and will move on when ready, so if you do see one, keep your distance, keep pets on leads or close if in a designated off lead area, and ensure children are supervised. 

If you see a snake in your garden, take any children or pets inside. 

Snakes are attracted to areas where there is food and habitat available. Discourage them from your property by keeping gardens and areas maintained - remove long grass and items lying on the ground such as corrugated iron, which may provide cover for snakes.

The foreshore is ideal habitat for snakes as there is an abundance of food and water available to them. 

For more information about snakes and what to do if you come across one, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

The City’s Rangers are able to assist with the removal of snakes during business hours if you do find one on your private property. Please ensure that someone watches the snake from a safe area to assist rangers with locating and removing the snake.  Please note that Rangers should not be called for snake sightings on public land or reserves.

Contact Ranger Services on 9474 0777 during business hours Monday to Friday.

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