Snake, a red bellied black

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

This snake, a red bellied black, had managed to get itself well and truly tangled in some netting that had been placed over a fruit tree. When we got there the two gentlemen who had called us asked us how we would get it out and we replied, "carefully".

We cut a large area of net around the snake so that we could take it to a more comfortable location where we were able to remove the netting that was tangled around the body of the snake. Some of the strands were very tight, calling for a steady hand.

Fortunately the snake did not sustain any serious injuries (sometimes the netting can cut them quite deeply) so we were able to release it immediately in the surrounding bush.

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