City of Mandurah fills in grates in response to snake infestation


The City of Mandurah filled in the grates.
The City of Mandurah filled in the grates.

THE City of Mandurah filled in metal grates at Seascapes in response to complaints about a snake infestation in the area.

Seascapes residents met with a council representative on Thursday afternoon.

Residents were concerned that filling the grates with sand would be a temporary fix.

They asked if the City of Mandurah would install signage as suggested by wildlife relocator Alison Dixon on Monday afternoon.

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As many as five snakes have been spotted mating and sunbathing under the grates.

The representative for city said they would be removing bushland from around pathways.

They would also look at putting in pathways to bypass snake habitats.

Ms Dixon said a young boy was bitten in the area a few weeks ago.

A Peel Health Campus spokewoman confirmed that a person had presented to emergency with snake bite injuries.

Snakes are active in Mandurah during the spring and summer months.

They spend this time looking for food and mates.

The most common venomous snake in the area are brown snakes and dugites.