Snakes Have Made Their Way Into Urban Sydney Backyards

Due to the warmer weather

Snakes Have Made Their Way Into Urban Sydney Backyards Wildlife QLD

Over the last few weeks our weather has been so up and down we can't even keep up… and neither can the snakes.

The poor things are so confused they are popping up all over the place.

Last week Sydney man, Trevor Jones, and his wife returned to his home after a 14-hour flight from Canada to find an eastern brown snake at their front door in Harrington Park.

The eastern brown is the second most venomous snake in the world.

According to the ABC, Mr Jones called WIRES and they arrived within 15 minutes. In that short time the snake had made its way into their retaining wall out of the sun. 

Mr Jones told the ABCCampbelltown WIRES worker, Cory Kerewaro, “tried putting a hose down behind the wall but that didn't work."

Adding, "He asked how much did I want it gone. I said: 'Well, a lot.' We demolished about three-quarters of the retaining wall. My wife now looks twice every time she goes out the door." 

Our warmer weather over the last few months has seen a lot of more snakes than normal in urban areas and they are warning resistants to keep an eye out.

Mr Kerewaro told the ABC that the most common snakes around the Sydney are the red-belly black snake and eastern brown.

Around the Blue Mountains, Ku Ring Gai and Wollongong, the copperhead and tiger snakes and diamond pythons are more common.

What to do if you see a snake near your area or home:

  • Don't approach a snake as they can all bite — a diamond python has 150 teeth.
  • Stay calm and back away. Don't make any sudden movements.
  • Keep an eye on the snake.
  • Keep kids and pets away.
  • Call a professional snake catcher.


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