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