Snake Sighting in Murray Bridge Prompts Warning

September 12, 2023 9:25 am in by
Photo: Large Eastern Brown Snake by Peter Woodard, Wikipedia

A brown snake has been spotted at Murray Bridge’s Sturt Reserve, sparking new warnings.

As temperatures are increasing this week, snake activity is also on the rise.

Murraylands snake catcher David Dique says if you see a slithering reptile, stay calm.

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“If its in the garden (or whatever), leave it alone, it will pass through. If its within a house, I suggest someone call a snake catcher or someone from the Department of Wildlife to remove it safely and it can later be relocated,” David Dique said in an ARN radio interview with Craig Pitman this morning.

The Hills, Fleurieu, Murraylands regions are home to the red-bellied black snake, tiger snake, pygmy copperhead and eastern brown snake.

You can avoid snakes on your property by keeping your yard clear of long grass and
removing any rubbish that may offer snakes a good spot to hide.

For more information on how to maintain your property to reduce the likelihood of
snakes, visit the DEW website.