HEATHCOTE’S John Robertson came across this slimy creature at his back door.
It serves as a warning for all locals to be aware — snakes season is here.
Especially with recent heat and moving into summer, snakes will be looking for places to camp, which may include your home.
Keep all doors closed if you are going out for a while and make sure you keep pets safe.
But always remember, when left alone, snakes are no danger to people and maintain lawns and clean up around your house, as snakes are attracted to shelter such as piles of rocks and timber.