Photo: North West Snake Catchers
In a sure sign spring is here, daffodils are in flower, there’s newborn lambs in the paddocks and the plover chicks have hatched.
But there’s another sign as well, and that’s increased snake activity.
With Tasmanian snakes coming out of their winter slumber, North West Snake Catchers are offering some handy reminders.
In a social media post, snake catcher Scott Smith says it’s a good idea to keep houses and yards clutter free, pick up play equipment after use and check sandpit and other play areas before use.
Mr Smith says keep gardens and lawns well maintained, avoid using back doors for dumping areas for shoes and boots and keep on top of rodent control in houses and sheds.
He says placing some water along the perimeter of properties may also deter thirsty snakes from coming any closer.
There’s more information on the North West Snake Catchers Facebook page.