Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

Please watch out for snakes. A few weeks ago, on a cleared, en­closed and fully fenced block in

Cal­abash Road, Ar­ca­dia my beau­ti­ful dog Radar was bit­ten by a large brown snake pro­tect­ing me and 2 other dogs. He was gone in 30 mins.

The snake was out in the open, around 8m from me and about 10m away from the house.

I house sit at this lo­ca­tion and was in the gar­den weed­ing and Radar killed the snake to pro­tect me and the house owner’s 2 dogs.

Keep grass short, clear any­thing snakes can hide in around house and take no­tice of bird alarm calls as they of­ten see them first.

Ac­cord­ing to a snake bite treat­ment ex­pert if any­one is bit­ten then keep them com­pletely still as this gives them a fight­ing chance to get treat­ment within 12 hours. Stay safe.

con­trib­uted by Han­nah Green

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