Highlands News

Snakes alive in Spring

highlands snake catcher

A Highlands snake catcher has been getting plenty of calls over the past couple of weeks for snake relocations.

Most of the jobs have been for Highlands Copperheads and Red Bellies which are the two most common snakes in the shire.

Brown snakes tend to prefer areas, further out west.

Ray McGibbon said we need to know how to behave around the reptiles.

" We share the environment with them and there's no need to go out an kill them or anything like that " he said.

Mr. McGibbon said funnel web spiders are also on the move.

" The passing showers and the heat is starting to bring them out, so we just need to be a little more vigilant around the garden " he said.

IMAGE CREDIT: Ray the Snake Man