Snake on my property

Snake on my Property - Red-Bellied SnakeRemember, in an emergency, please contact Snake Catcher Melbourne, 24/7 – 0418 576 715

Finding a snake on your property can be a frightening experience. Not to worry, snakes are generally peaceful and don’t want to harm you.

What to do if a snake is sighted on your property? Follow these steps.

When a snake is sighted on the property…

1. Do not try to catch or kill the snake

2. Walk away slowly

3. Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance (several metre’s away)

4. Warn nearby people and keep pets away, snakes can’t hear you speak

5. If the snake is inside a room or building, evacuate the room, close the room and place a towel under the door to prevent it from exiting

6. Call me immediately or another licensed snake catcher to come and remove and relocate it. Call 0418 576 715, 24/7.

7. Keep an eye on it until someone arrives

8. Remember snakes are more scared of us, so stay calm and alert.


Check here for snake bite first aid tips, other snake frequently asked questions, or a guide to Snakes of Melbourne.

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