Snake season is here

Blending in: George Hoad spotted this brown snake near the Wingham Museum
Blending in: George Hoad spotted this brown snake near the Wingham Museum

As the weather warms up and we head outdoors, it’s important to remember that we aren’t the only ones enjoying the sunshine. 

Snake season is getting underway, with many of our slithery neighbours coming out to enjoy the warmth.

A large brown snake was spotted near the Wingham Museum on Friday, September 29.

George Hoad took the photo when when he was assisting with the museum window display of old tools for National Gardening Week. George is president of the Garden Clubs of Australia.

As the weather gets hotter, snakes are more likely to be seen and there are a few important things to remember.

The best thing to do if you see a snake is leave it alone. They are more scared of us than we are of them, but if provoked they may attack in self defence.

Make sure to wear covered shoes and long pants bush walking in summer, and if you are bitten by a snake, seek immediate medical attention.