Snakes are often seen around Perth during spring and summer.
They can pose a risk to people and their pets but they are also an integral part of the natural environment and play an important role in wildlife ecosystems. They are protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act.
Snakes may be attracted to residential gardens to shelter in wood piles, rubbish and green waste. Generally they are attracted by a food source such as mice. Around your home, remove long grass and items lying on the ground which may provide cover for snakes.
If you see a snake in your garden, do not approach it and take children and pets indoors. Most snake bites occur when people accidentally step on snakes or attempt to kill 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 property. Please ensure that someone watches the snake from a safe area to assist rangers with locating and removing the snake.
Contact Ranger Services on 9474 0777 during business hours Monday to Friday.