Beware the summer snake risk

Fauna relocator Allison Dixon with a venomous snake found near a playground.
Fauna relocator Allison Dixon with a venomous snake found near a playground.

Ms Dixon said the 152cm western brown snake was at the playground near Boardwalk Boulevard on Thursday, November 7.

At present, Ms Dixon is getting about two snake related call-outs a day.

‘I am really concerned that people are too complacent,’ she said.

‘When I was called to get this snake from Seascapes, there was a woman jogging with headphones heading straight towards the snake.

‘There was also a woman with a dog off its lead and an elderly couple with young kids. When people are exercising and playing in the dunal system, they must be aware of snakes.’

Ms Dixon said four dogs died because of snake bites last season.

‘I do not want any kids getting bitten,’ she said. ‘I do not want that to be on my conscience.’

Ms Dixon said there were small signs near the beach warning people about snakes in the area. She would like bigger signs alerting people of the dangers.