It has been reported that there has been an increase in snake sightings locally.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo has said, ‘Residents need to be aware that snakes are around and on the move.'
'Snakes are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and it is an offence to kill, injure or take snakes from the wild.'
'If you come across a snake on your property remain calm, move away from the snake and contact a local snake catcher if necessary; the majority of snake bites occur when people try to capture or kill a snake.’
If you come across a snake on your property please contact local snake catcher, Greg Shannon on 0429 173 640.
If you are bitten by a snake or suspect you have been bitten by a snake seek medical treatment immediately.
More information about snake bites can be found here.