Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Snakes Are on the Move So Be Cautious

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Snakes Are on the Move So Be Cautious

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Byline: Ellie McLachlan tmbully@capnews.com.au

WITH the weather heating up, David Flack, a Rockhampton snake catcher, says that it's the time of year for Rockhampton residents to be wary of snakes.

David said he was receiving up to three calls a day from distressed home owners asking for assistance after discovering unwanted visitors in their backyards and bedrooms.

These figures are similar to other years, but David said that the calls will only rise as the hot weather continues.

The warning follows after a 42-year-old South East Queensland woman died three weeks ago from a snake bite while gardening in her yard.

This season David has seen, most commonly, snakes such as carpet pythons, green tree snakes (both of which are relatively harmless), browns (which are highly toxic) and keelbacks (otherwise known as freshwater snakes).

The notorious snake catcher suggests that if people do find a snake in an area such as the bathroom, they should make sure to keep an eye on the snake, as it becomes difficult and nearly impossible to find them once they've slithered away. …

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