Locals are being urged to stay vigilant and know how to handle an emergency, as snake breeding season begins in South Australia.
As temperatures start to rise, snakes become more active and begin looking for food sources and mates for breeding.
The Hills, Fleurieu and Murraylands regions are home to the red-bellied black snake, tiger snake, pygmy copperhead and eastern brown snake.
Department of Environment and Water’s Dr Karl Hillyard says the best way to avoid snakes is to keep your property clean and tidy.
“You can avoid snakes on your property by keeping your yard clear of long grass or piles of rubbish so they have nowhere to hide,” Dr Hillyard says.
“If you do happen to spot one, it’s best to just leave it be.”
You can hear more tips in the interview below, when Dr Hillyard spoke with ARN‘s Chris Guscott on Around SA.