Bush­walk­ing and Snakebites

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - News -

With the hot spring weather upon us, snakes are cer­tainly out and about in the Hawkesbury re­gion. Sum­mer is also the time that many lo­cals like to get out and ex­plore our sur­round­ing na­tional parks and rivers.

The Hawkesbury Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre now stocks an ex­cel­lent Snake Bite Kit, avail­able for only $19. The kit in­cludes an emer­gency ac­tion card, two heavy com­pres­sion ban­dages, two tri­an­gle ban­dages and de­tailed snake bite first aid in­struc­tions. These same in­struc­tions are used in wilder­ness first aid cour­ses through­out Aus­tralia. This com­pact kit is a sen­si­ble choice for any­body head­ing out­doors to en­joy the hol­i­days.

To buy the Snake Bite Kit, and find out more about the range of bush­walks in the Hawkesbury, drop into the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre at Ham Com­mon (op­po­site the RAAF base), 328 Hawkesbury Val­ley Way, Rich­mond, open seven days, visit www. dis­cover­the­hawkes­bury.com.au or call (02) 4560 4620 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Re­mem­ber, rep­tiles, and all Aus­tralian wildlife, are pro­tected and need to be re­spected. Call the WIRES hot­line on 1300 094 737 to re­port in­jured or or­phaned wildlife. Visit http://www.wires.org. au to find out more about snakes and other in­ter­est­ing Aus­tralian wildlife.

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