Not everyone has to contend with learning how to deal with a garden snake, if that’s you, then, lucky you!
have become quite experienced in finding and preventing them in our
house garden. We had always lived in towns or suburbs and even though there were probably some around we certainly had never encountered one.
It was a total shock to learn they were at our new home and there in abundance as it turned out.
I have lost count of the amount of times I was within striking distance, I even trod on one once!
Where we used to live we had to contend with the following
* Brown - Pseudechis australis
* Tiger - Notechis scutatus
* Redbellied black
All of them are extremely venomous – all are in the top ten most venomous in the world. We lived in a very small rural area and during summer an average of 5 dogs were bitten each week by a garden snakee with less than half surviving. That is just so distressing and I hope these pages will help prevent some of these deaths.
OUR DOGS - CATS- GOATS AND HUMANS
MORE HANDY HINTS
List of them in the US
You can live in the countryside and share it with these interesting neighbors so long as you become educated and make smart choices about your environment. They are very much part of life in rural Australia, you just have to accept that. They certainly make an unusual garden pest and stories of our adventures with them keep our city friends enthralled - it might also explain why they prefer to visit us in the cold winter months.