In Wyndham the commonly found snakes are the Tiger Snake, the Eastern Brown Snake & the Little Whip Snake.
During summer months, there are a number of snake sightings in the area, especially near the golf course and Skeleton Creek. If you find a snake on your property, keep an eye on it from a safe distance and do not touch it.
Phone Wyndham City Council on 9742 0777 and a qualified snake catcher will attend and remove the snake. This is a FREE service to residential properties and can be used 24 hours a day, every day (including Public Holidays). Wyndham City Council had announced that the free snake service would be terminated on 30 June 2016. Following representations from Sanctaury Lakes Resort Services and many Point Cook residents, this decision was rescinded by Wyndham Council. The Wyndham service will continue to be available after June 2016.
Remember, most people are bitten when attempting to handle the snakes themselves!
For details of Wyndham advice on snakes: click here
As an alternative to the free service provided by Wyndham, several private contractors advertise their services on the internet and elsewhere to catch snakes. These contractors charge a fee which should be checked together with their call-out conditions before they are engaged to remove a snake from your property. Those listed as providing their services in Point Cook include:
- Rob 0415 323 543
- Ross 0404 006 114
- Matt 0425 777 938
- Snakebusters 9812 3322