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Snake catcher says slithery 'friends' on the move in region

Warwick snake catcher claims there are a large number of snakes in the region.
Warwick snake catcher claims there are a large number of snakes in the region. Contributed

WARWICK snake catcher Lyn Gynther is averaging six to eight callouts a day - an alarming number even to someone who works with reptiles every day.

Mrs Gynther said numbers were higher than she recalled from last year.

"There are a lot of brown snakes in Warwick this year - I've lost count," she said.

"And people need to stay calm, which they're not doing."

She said many people had phoned in about snakes being inside their house.

"If it's in your house, which I've had a lot of lately, close the doors to that room and barricade beneath the door so it can't get out," Mrs Gynther said.

One Junabee woman who has seen her fair share of brown snakes at her place this year is Kate Christensen.

"We've had five around our house within about three or four weeks," Mrs Christensen said.

She said she believed there was a nest close by.

"Some have been quite aggressive and just come at you so we think they must be protecting their nest," Mrs Christensen said.

She said she had snake repellers installed around her property and had just purchased some geese to take on the security guard role.

"We've been told geese kill the snakes, so we'll give that a go!"

If you need a snake catcher, phone Lyn Gynther on 4664 8476.

Topics:  animals, snakes, summer, warwick




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