Dugite de­vours bob­tail lizard

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Regional Focus - Tom Zaun­mayr

Video of a dugite tuck­ing into a big bob­tail lizard in the South West is a timely re­minder that snakes are be­com­ing more ac­tive as the weather warms up.

Shane Guthrie stum­bled upon this scene last week­end while head­ing out to Joeys Nose near Mar­garet River for lunch with his fam­ily.

Guthrie said it was hard to tell how long the snake was but the bob­tail was fully-grown.

Mar­garet River-based vol­un­teer rep­tile re­mover Becca Bolton said call-outs to find snakes on prop­erty had picked up in the past two weeks.

“So far this sea­son they have been rel­a­tively easy ones, just in a garage, in a shed, in peo­ple’s gar­dens,” she said. “I haven’t had any so far in houses.”

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