If you see a snake, please keep your distance, do not try to touch it or try to contain it.

Snakes are very common particularly in summer and will regularly be seen around houses and yards. They are usually passing through and will be gone within a few hours. Keeping your lawn short and yard free of debris will reduce the likelihood of snakes in your yard.

If you stay well away from the snake it presents no immediate danger.

While many snakes are not venomous please keep children and pets away from snakes at all times.

If you have a snake in your house

If you find a snake in your house, please make sure all people, children and pets are moved into other rooms and kept away until the situation is resolved. If you can safely do so, isolate the snake in the room you found it by closing the doors to the room and putting towels along the bottom of the doors. Call WIRES Rescue Line on 1300 094 737 or fill in the Rescue Form for rescue assistance. Do not approach the snake or try to contain it yourself.

If you’ve found an injured snake 

Phone WIRES Rescue Line on 1300 094 737 immediately so that we can organise a trained rescuer to attend. Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance. Keep all pets and people away until the situation is resolved. 

If you’ve found a snake in your yard

Snakes are normally only passing through a yard when they are sighted. Following all the steps above you can monitor the snake from a safe distance and they will usually move on within a few hours.

To access 24/7 rescue advice and assistance for sick, injured and orphaned native animals call 1300 094 737, or fill in the online rescue form.

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