Snake sightings on the Southern Downs have increased, with more reports on social media.
Snake sightings on the Southern Downs have increased, with more reports on social media. Contributed

Snake catcher warns Warwick residents to watch for snakes

WARWICK residents are being warned to be on the look-out for increased snake numbers this summer.

Residents reporting snake sightings have appeared in increasing numbers on social media with many asking who to turn to in the event of an unexpected visitor.

Warwick resident Gary Clark has been quick to offer his services as a qualified snake catcher.

In between working on the coast, Mr Clark said he was happy to take calls for help when back in town.

"I guess it came about as an interest after seeing people having issues with snakes in the area," he said.

"I used to do it out on the mine sites where I worked for about four years so I decided to get the permit so I can do it all above board.

"I enquired about the process and got qualified about three months ago."

Mr Clark said he was planning on expanding his new business.

"My work does take me away a lot but I hope to help out as there is a definite need of a professional in Warwick especially in summer."

If you spot an unwelcome visitor this summer phone Gary Clark on 0412 789 324.



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