Wildlife

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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

If you need assistance removing snakes please call the Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055. This number is monitored 24/7.

Other agencies include:

Kanyana Wildlife Hospital 

Terry 'Gidge' Raptors only - 0408 918 272