Snakes

Snakes
Photo of two snakes in foliage
There are 140 species of land-based snakes in Australia. Find out what to do if you find one around your home. There are 140 species of land-based snakes in Australia. Find out what to do if you find one around your home.  
Photo of two snakes in foliage

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There are 140 species of land-based snakes in Australia, 100 of which are venomous while 12 can inflict a potentially life-threatening bite. Snakes are not usually aggressive and will only attack if injured or provoked. In fact, most bites occur when people try to catch or kill a snake, or they are attacked by pets such as dogs or cats. Snakes are more active in the warmer months, particularly in summer, and can often be found in bush adjacent to waterways. 

Contact ​

If you find a snake in your home or backyard and would like it removed, please contact WIRES Rescue Line on 1300 094 737.