Greensborough Is Melbourne's New Snake Capital
If you live in Melbourne’s north there’s something you need to know:
The Snake Hunter, Mark Pelley says Greensborough is the new snake capital in Melbourne.
“I’m catching on average between five and ten snakes a year, most of them in Greensborough”
He said there’s a lot of opportunities for food and shelter in suburban homes – leading to an increase in snakes.
Werribee and Wyndham Vale also have a lot of tiger snakes, he said.
So how can you keep yourself safe from snakes?
"There’s nothing you can do to stop the snakes entering your home – but things like keeping the grass short and your property free from waste means you’ll be able to see the snakes easier”
If you do find a snake Mark urges people not to try and capture or kill the snake yourself – instead – call a professional.