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Snakes

The Australian Brown Tree Snake.

Snakes are plentiful in Australia, where 20 of the 25 most deadly snakes in the entire world reside.

The Australian Brown Tree Snake.
Brown Tree Snake.

In total there are over 140 species of land snakes here. Most snake species are not aggressive and are as keen to stay away from us as we are to stay away from them, however when they feel they are in danger or cornered all snakes, even the least aggressive ones, will strike out in defence. Snakes can be commonly found in rural areas where there is plenty of food and suitable habitat for them, however it is not uncommon to encounter snakes in suburban Australia, especially near forests, wetlands and bushlands. Having snakes around your property can be dangerous for obvious reasons, especially if you have young children around. Should you encounter a snake on your property or in your home, call someone who is trained in their handling to attend to the scene as soon as possible to catch the snake the take it somewhere more suitable.