Snake season in Moorabool

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Date: 
Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 10:00
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General
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Now that we're starting to get some good weather and we want to be outdoors more, we need to be aware that snakes are also becoming more active at this time.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are asking people who live in areas where snakes are frequently seen (this includes Moorabol Shire!) to be aware that snakes are around.

The department offers the following advice:

  • If you see a snake - keep calm and try to move yourself, anyone with you and your pets away from the snake
  • Never touch or attempt to capture or hurt snakes – instead call DELWP  on 136 186 for further advice, or call a licensed snake catcher
  • Have a spring clean - clean up around the house and cut lawns regularly – snakes are attracted to shelter such as piles of rocks and timber, sheets of metal, or building materials
  • Undertake first aid training, ensure your first aid kit contains several compression bandages, and if someone is bitten, call 000 immediately
  • Snakes are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. It is illegal to capture, kill or harm them. Bites can occur when people try to kill snakes.

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 10:06