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Wyndham City is issuing a timely reminder that a free, professional snake-catching service is available for residents across Wyndham on referral from Council.

Based on previous years, snakes are most active across the City during September and October.

If you see a snake on your property, watch it from a safe distance and do not touch or approach the snake. Safely remove any people or pets from the area and contact Council immediately on 1300 023 411 to arrange a professional snake catcher.

Snakes can be found anywhere. However, residents living near natural parklands and waterways are being asked to remain extra vigilant throughout the peak season and warmer months.

In 2021, there were 347 calls regarding snakes including after hours and over weekends.

Wyndham City’s Community Safety portfolio holder Cr Susan McIntyre said: “While there is a free snake catching service available for residents, the best action remains prevention.”

“We ask that property owners and other Wyndham Residents do their bit to keep snakes away from their property by keeping yards clean, by cutting their grass short and by ensuring rubbish is disposed of properly in bins.”

If residents think they have been bitten by a snake, they should seek urgent medical attention by calling 000. If residents are concerned that their pet may have been bitten, contact a veterinarian for advice.

The snake catching service will attend as soon as possible, however it is important to note that if residents choose to contact a snake removalist independently without going through Council, residents will be responsible for any cost incurred.

To find out or more information on this snake catching service and the relevant criteria, please visit: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/pets-animals/animal-complaints-pests/snakes

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