From time to time ITC has been advised of a snake sighting in Lane Cove.
In January 2020 we were advised that an ITC follower saw a red belly black snake in the bush next to the path from Wilandra Street leading down to Epping Road (near the Overpass).
According to snake catchers, snakes like hot, humid and wet weather as it brings them out to chase frogs. They also tend to hide inside garages as they are keeping dry. This weather also brings out more spiders.
- Never attempt to pick a snake up or prod or touch them with a stick
- Make sure your backyards are clean and well-maintained to keep them snake-free. If you need help with cleaning up your backyard contact One Touch Garden Care and Maintenance (a local Lane Cove gardening business). Experts say you should cut your grass regularly and not leave piles of timber, branches, and wood around.
Alix, a local Lane Cove snake catcher, works with Sydney Wildlife (a not for profit). She advised ITC that if anyone finds a snake on their property (or garage), they can call Sydney Wildlife on 9413 4300, 24/7. A local snake catcher is always on call to help relocate/help out anyone needing some help. Sydney Wildlife is an entirely free service. Alix advised that 99% of the snakes she has captured locally are non-venomous. All native snakes in NSW are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
You can also contact Australian Snake Catchers on 0410 761 575.
At this time of year, snakes move more quickly so you need to be observant. Don’t leave shoes outside.
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