What to do if you find a snake near your house

Diamond Python close to house
Diamond Python

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