Snakes are becoming active again.

They will be looking far & wide for food & are on the search for mates & territory. The breeding instinct is in full swing & they will be less tolerant of others (humans) sharing their environment. It is extremely important at the moment to stay out of garden areas. Everyone, please stick to paths & open walking areas.

SNAKE AWARENESS

• TREAT ALL SNAKES AS DANGEROUS – IDENTIFICATION DIFFICULT – NON-POISONOUS, BITE STILL INFECTIOUS.

• KEEP OUT OF GARDENS & WILD SPACES AS THESE ARE HABITAT FOR SNAKES.

• MAINTAIN DISTANCE FROM SNAKE – DO NOT APPROACH CLOSELY.

• DO NOT HASSLE, INTERFERE WITH, THROW STONES OR STICKS ETC AT SNAKE.

• IF YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO SNAKE – DO NOT MOVE – SNAKES DO NOT HAVE EARS BUT WORK OFF VIBRATION, MOVEMENT & INFRARED OR HEAT SENSING. IF YOU DON’T MOVE SNAKE WILL NOT REGISTER DANGER, AND WILL EVENTUALLY MOVE AWAY.

• IF REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM SNAKE SLOWLY MOVE AWAY MAINTAINING SIGHT OF SNAKE.

• IF POSSIBLE ONE PERSON TO MAINTAIN SIGHT OF SNAKE WHILE ONE PERSON INFORMS TEACHER OR FRONT OFFICE TO CALL SITE MANAGER OR SNAKEMAN.