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Snake slithering through your yard? Who you gonna call? Wyndham Council!

The snake removal program provided by Wyndham City Council will continue, said Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability Portfolio Holder Cr Heather Marcus, who added that the service was well-used.

“We have provided the snake removal service for almost 25 years, despite it not actually being one of Council’s core responsibilities,” Cr Marcus said.

Cr Heather Marcus
Cr Heather Marcus

“The most common snake sightings in Wyndham are Tiger snakes, however it is not unusual to receive reports of Brown snakes”

“But with homes being built in areas that are quite open, it is common to have snakes around. The most common snake sightings in Wyndham are Tiger snakes, however it is not unusual to receive reports of Brown snakes,” she added.

From October 2015 to June 2016 Council received 173 calls for snake removal, costing the Council $12,200. From July 2016 to June 2017, a total of 272 calls were received, costing $32,450.

“If you find a snake on your property, remove any pets and watch the snake from a safe distance. Do not approach it,” Cr Marcus said, adding, “If a snake is found on a residential property and is visible, a qualified professional snake catcher engaged by Wyndham City can remove the snake from the property.”

The service is provided free of charge to Wyndham residents, and can be access by calling 9742 0777.

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