Snake Information - What to look out for

Highly Venomous

Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Tiger Snake

Notechis scutatus

Red Bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis

Broad Headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bungaroides

Venomous

Mustard Bellied Snake

Drysdalia rhodogaster

Red Naped Snake

Furina diadema

Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

Marsh/Swamp Snake

Hemiaspis signata

Little Whip Snake

Parasuta flagellum

Yellow Faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

White-lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides

Eastern Small Eyed Snake

Cryptophis nigrescens

Golden Crown Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

Non Venomous

Diamond Python

Morelia spilota

Green Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Blind Snakes

Scolecophidia

How to help protect against snakes

A yard can never be 100% snake proof, but there are ways in which you can decrease the likelihood of snakes occurring there;

  • Keep yard clean of debris; rubbish, metal sheets, wood piles
  • Lawn mown and tidy
  • Gardens and shrubs not to bushy and overgrown
  • Pet birds, chickens and stock feed attract mice and mice attract snakes; clean any excess pet feed up
  • Cats can often bring small snakes back to a property; keep cat indoors
  • Weep holes covered with fly screen or another mesh
  • Any holes or cracks to be filled with concrete or expand-a-foam.
  • Fish ponds attract frogs and in turn bring snakes as many species eat frogs
Myths Facts
Snakes chase people Snakes do not chase people, they may advance slightly to create a buffer then will turn tail and flee
Snakes are aggressive creatures that will always attack Snakes are only defensive, they will not attack unless provoked
Red Bellied Black snakes and Blue tongue lizards keep brown snakes away Although Red bellied black snakes will eat brown snakes, they will also live side by side. Blue tongues are seen as food for a brown snakes
Baby snakes are more dangerous than adults of the same species Adults have larger fangs and venom glands, which means more venom and a better delivery system
All snakes lay eggs Some snakes are viviparous meaning they give birth to young in a clear membranous sack and not a shelled leathery egg

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