October to March is snake season in Melbourne – our pets are most at risk from tiger and brown snakes. To avoid you or your pet being bitten:
- Control mice and other vermin which may attract snakes (but be very careful if you are using poisons as bait)
- Keep a tidy, well maintained garden and shed/garage
- Always walk your dog on a lead and avoid areas of long grass
- Keep cats inside or in an outdoor enclosure
- Attract predatory birds to your property-kookaburras love to eat snakes.