Snake visits popular playground

The snake was happy to be relocated.
The snake was happy to be relocated. Contributed

REPTILE experts are warning Bororen locals about the dangers of snakebites this season.

This comes as a one metre green tree snake was found loitering around a children's playground on Good Friday.

Dave Halloran, who owns the shop DLS adjacent to the park, said he spotted the non-venomous snake after he was alerted by a family.

"It's good to see how the community responded," Mr Halloran said.

"A lot of people who see snakes would probably just get in their car and leave.

"I've seen a couple of snakes roaming around the area recently. I'm glad we caught it before someone was bitten."

Gladstone regional snake catcher Mike Boen said although the snake was harmless, people should "snake-proof" their homes to prevent future accidents.

"Snake movements are usually seasonal but because they don't hibernate, they could be in Gladstone all year round," Mr Boen said.

"People need to get into the habit of turning lights on outside before they walk in their backyards at night."

Last year Emerald resident Andrew Smith lost his life after a brown snake bite.

In January a Central Queensland woman was bitten by a snake while walking along a dark road.

CQ'S MOST POISONOUS

Eastern brown snakes

Coastal taipan

Black whip snakes

Tiger snake

Common death adder

Red-bellied black snake

-Source: DERM

 

I'm glad we caught it before someone was bitten.

Dave Halloran

Topics:  bororen, children, gladstone, good friday, snake



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