Wildlife

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Overview

If you see a snake?

Snakes are protected under the Wildlife protection act.  The Shire of Toodyay does not manage the control or removal of animal pests or invasive species.  

If you see a snake, do not approach or aggravate it in any way. Most bites occur when people accidentally step on snakes, or while attempting to kill them. As the warmer days of spring approach, snakes become more active as they leave their winter retreats in search of a mate and food.

Precautions

  • Learn the correct treatment for snakebite. (First aid information from St John).
  • Be aware and take care in bushland and grassy areas, especially when outside in spring and summer.
  • When out in the garden or bushland, wear long trousers and boots or other enclosed footwear that preferably covers the ankles.
  • Walk and/or cycle in cleared areas only, where you can see the ground.
  • Around your home remove long grass and items lying on the ground such as corrugated iron, which may provide cover for snakes.
  • Keep a watchful eye on the ground about a metre ahead of where you are walking.
  • Remove long grass and items lying on the ground such as corrugated iron which may provide cover for snakes near your home.
  • Reduce mice numbers around the house.

Volunteer snake removalists

The Shire has the phone numbers of a few people in Toodyay that handle/remove snakes for the general public. These individuals are not hired by the Shire.  They volunteer their time to help those unable to deal with snake situations themselves. Please be mindful that they are volunteers and that
contributions of any amount would be welcomed. 

If a Volunteer cannot be reached please contact Wildcare Helpline to be referred to a volunteer reptile remover. If volunteers are unavailable, there are commercial snake removal services. Advice can be obtained by phoning the DPaW.

NAME

PHONE NUMBER

Brian Foley

0419 933 721
9574 5448

Lex Bekovs

0476 903 125

Cameron Large

0423 800 208
9574 5848

John Hansen (Weekends only)

0409 880 909

 

Wildlife Assistance

Kanyana Wildlife Hospital 

Terry 'Gidge' Raptors only - 0408 918 272

Dpaw or Parks and Wildlife