Snakes re­turn

Isis Town and Country - - News -

SNAKE sea­son is well and truly un­der­way as some of the world’s most ven­omous ser­pents get on the move.

East­ern browns, red-bel­lied blacks and var­i­ous non-ven­omous pythons are just some of the snakes that have al­ready caused the pub­lic con­cern this sea­son, but Snakes Dow­nun­der owner/op­er­a­tor Ian Jenk­ins de­scribed the sight­ings as noth­ing out of the or­di­nary.

“Male brown snakes are out there look­ing for a mate so you’ll more than likely see them,” Mr Jenk­ins said.

“A lot of snakes do breed dur­ing this time of year.

“We’ve al­ready had one call­out for a brown snake in Childers.”

While you should never con­sider ap­proach­ing snakes, Mr Jenk­ins shared a few tips to pre­vent the chance of a fa­tal bite.

“If you’re in the gar­den you should wear ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing like long pants, long-sleeved shirt, boots and gloves,” Mr Jenk­ins said.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

SNAKE SEA­SON: Ian Jenk­ins with an East­ern Brown Snake.

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