A Mount Rumney resident obtained an surprising shock final night time whereas heading to mattress when he found a tiger snake slithering round his bed room flooring.
Chris Daly from Reptile Rescue obtained the call-out round 10:20pm on Sunday and mentioned it was the second time in two years a snake has been present in the identical bed room of the home.
“He opened up the bedroom door to go into bed and noticed there was a tiger snake in the bedroom,” Daly mentioned.
Chris advised Pulse it took lower than 5 minutes to securely seize the snake, which was curled up beneath a pc desk, however the way it acquired in stays a thriller.
“He’s a little bit weary of how they get in … He’s not actually 100% sure. He’s going to do some follow-up work today.”
The snake-catcher warned folks that because the climate warms up, they need to be cautious of snakes that will search for shelter away from the solar.
“A lot of people believe that snakes are [only] active on a 30 degree day. It’s not the case. It’s too hot for snakes.”
“What they do is they’ll try to seek out a cooler area (for example, if the door’s open to somebody’s house or the garage) and then when it’s a really hot day, the snakes will actually stay under something for the day to stay cool, but then they’ll actually be active at the night time.”
Chris mentioned he’s skilled a ‘significant increase’ in snake-related calls over the previous month, generally receiving over 50 calls in a single day.
He urged individuals to regulate any snakes they could discover of their properties and to attempt to comprise any discovered snakes by blocking the world.
Professional snake catchers from Reptile Rescue will be contacted on 0499 116 690