Local wildlife

If you find an injured pet, take it to a local vet.

If you find an injured or orphaned native animal, contact BADGAR on 1300 223 427 or Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 136 186 for advice. Or call Wildlife Victoria on 1300 094 535


In the warmer summer months, snakes become more active. It is crucial that we are careful to safeguard our pets and family from snake bites.

If you see a snake on your property do not try to catch or kill it. Walk away from the snake slowly and keep an eye on it from a safe distance. Ensure that you keep your pets and family away from the snake. If the snake is inside the house, close the door of the room it is in and place a towel under the door. A list of local snake catchers can be found below.

Reptile Relocations - Jarrod - 0423 474 604 

Compassionate Animal Rescue & Exclusion (C.A.R.E) - Richard - 0490 913 707

Five Freedoms - Manfred - 0438 681 501

Stewy the Snake Catcher - 0413 277 588 


For bees and wasps on private property, Council does not provide a bee and wasp removal service.

Please contact these organisations for assistance:

  • Blackwood Honey - 0421 923 159


For bees on Council land or nature strips, please call us 03 5366 7100.

The above list of snake catchers and beekeepers are provided by Moorabool Shire Council as information only. Council is in no way recommending any particular service or the quality of the service provided. Other service providers may be available.