Tips to avoid snake bites
RESEARCH indicates about 3000 people are bitten by snakes every year, with figures at their highest in January.
A pet suspected of having a snake bite should be taken immediately to the closest emergency vet.
According to Pet Insurance Australia, the following steps could help prevent snake bites:
Keep pets on a leash in bush or long grass;
Keep lawns and grass short;
Move woodpiles away from dog areas;
Check for snakes and skins;
Leave water features empty;
Consider keeping cats indoors during these months.