Snake scares guest artists

ONE of the Sculpture Symposium’s international guests was given a true taste of Australia today when he met a red-bellied black snake in Leslie Park.

Emil Adamec, from the Czech Republic, was giving a powerpoint demonstration in the tent area of the symposium when he saw the snake slithering behind him.

“I’ve never seen a snake before so I got a real fright,” he said.

Quick thinking organisers got straight on the phone to local snake catcher, Lyn Gynther, who quickly saved the day.

“If you see a snake, don’t panic,” she told the Daily News.

“If the snake is coming towards you and you can’t get out of its way, stand still and nine times out of ten it will go past you. If you’re in a situation where you can get away, move away slowly and call someone to help.

“Don’t ever handle the snake or upset it.”

Snake catchers like Ms Gynther will put the snake in a bag and relocate it somewhere in the nearby area. She can be contacted on 4664 8476.



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