Snakes near the house

If you see a snake close to your house:

  • Do not approach the snake - Most snakebites occur when people try to catch and kill them
  • Keep pets away from the area - Dogs and cats may be curious or aggressive towards snakes
  • Watch it from a safe vantage point - Ideally watch it from an elevated platform
  • Contact a qualified person to remove the snake - If possible have somebody other than the designated 'snake spotter' make the phone call

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