Snakes in a drain?

Snakes on a plane? Or Snakes in a drain?

Following heavy rainfall across the state in late March & April, Northern Beaches Council is warning locals to keep an eye out for snakes in stormwater drains.

Council reports snakes and freshwater turtles popping up on the Northern Beaches, being caught up in floodwaters or swept into stormwater drains during the rains.

The best way to keep snakes away from your home is to:

  • maintain your yard with short grass
  • remove rubbish
  • watch out for rats and mice – their favourite food.

Council recommends to wear covered shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, and gloves when tidying the yard. Also avoid reaching into dark crevices.

Many snakes seen in suburban areas are timid and not considered dangerous, but some can be venomous.

If you need a snake removed or relocated, call WIRES on 1300 094 737 or Sydney Wildlife on 9413 4300.

Snakes are protected native animals. It’s important we view them with caution and kindness and remember you’re not allowed to harm them.

If you are worried about stormwater or drain blockage by anything apart from wildlife – remember to call the experts at MT Plumbing to investigate.

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