Snakes

Snakephone hotline: 0407 983 276

 

If you see or suspect a snake is in your home, workplace or near vicinity, call the Alice Springs Reptile Centre Snakephone on 0407 983 276 – 7 days per week.

If your call is answered by an answering machine, leave your name and number and the Centre will ring you straight back – they are probably answering another call.

 

What to do if you see a snake?

  1. Stay at least 10 metres away from the snake
  2. Ring the Snakephone: 0407 983 276
  3. Watch the snake so you know where it is when Reptile Centre staff arrive

 

Snake awareness tips

  • Snakes love going for a swim, so check your pool and skimmer box before jumping in.
  • Snakes are also attracted to bird aviaries which attract mice. Cement or pave the bottom of the aviary and keep it as clean as possible.
  • Snakes love rubbish and overgrown areas. Try and keep bits and pieces off the ground. Keep the yard tidy, remove excess leaves and mow the grass.
  • To stop snakes from coming into the house, attach weather strips to the bottom of doors and keep sliding doors closed or close the mesh door.