It is always best to remain cautious so if you find snakeskin inside the home, hear abnormal sounds coming from dark, cramped spaces it could be a sign that a snake is on the move. If you are worried the best call of action is to contact a snake catcher. If you own pets such as a dog and they happen to get a snake bite, keep them calm and take them straight to your local vet. To find out more about snakes and how to protect your pets this summer click here. Snakes are a vital part of our ecosystem, so it is important to remember that they need to be protected and left alone to live in peace.
If you have taken the necessary steps to ensure you are keeping away from the snakes, but still find one a little too close to you, the first thing to remember is that it’s just as scared of as you are of it. Always keep an eye on the snake and remember to never provoke or throw objects at the snake. Read more about what to do when a snake crosses your path here.
If you see a snake that appears sick or injured call 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) and our RSPCA rescue team can assist.