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SNAKES OF MELBOURNE
Australia has the most dangerous snakes in the world. Australia also has more venomous snakes than non venomous snakes. Around Melbourne, assume any snake you come into contact with as venomous. Snakes in Melbourne include the: Eastern Tiger Snake, Eastern Brown Snake, Lowland Copperhead, Red Bellied Black Snake, Small Eyed Snake, Little Whip Snake, White Lipped Snake. If you see a snake, call The Snake Hunter on 0403 875 409.
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The red-bellied black snake has a beautiful glossy black surface with reddish colour variations on their lower side. Red-bellied black snake venom consists of neurotoxins, myotoxins, coagulants and haemolytic properties. Do NOT in any circumstances try to handle one of these snakes. If you see a red bellied black snake, do NOT touch it, call The Snake Hunter on 0403875409
The common (lowland) copperhead is more common than realised in Melbourne. It grows up to 1.75 metres long. They are medium build snakes with varying colour patterns from copper brown, yellow and reddish appearances, grey and black. They love water and their main diet consists of frogs. Copperheads deliver a large amount of venom in their bite which is likely to kill if untreated. Do NOT in any circumstance try to handle one of these snakes. If you see a copperhead, call the Snake Hunter on 0403875409
The eastern brown snake is the 2nd most venomous land snake in the world. They typically grow up to an average of 1.8 metres. These snakes are often found in Aussie back yards. A bite can cause a person to suffer diarrhea, dizziness, renal failure, convulsions, paralysis and cardiac arrest. The bite mark however might not appear until around up to 30 minutes after striking but by then the victim could be dead. Do NOT in any circumstances try to handle one of these snakes. If you see an Eastern Brown Snake, call the Snake Hunter on 0403875409
Eastern tiger snakes are as beautiful as they are deadly. They have highly variable colour and banding and there are several variations of tiger snake. Its bite contains POWERFUL neurotoxins, coagulants, haemolysins and myotoxins. They are amongst the most deadly snakes in the entire world. Tiger snakes can grow up to 2.9 metres long and are the most common snakes found around Melbourne's homes. Do NOT in any circumstances try to handle one of these snakes. If you see an Eastern Tiger Snake, call the Snake Hunter on 0403875409
LITTLE WHIP SNAKE
As the name suggests, little whip snakes are small (usually up to 40cm) and whip around when threatened. They also emit a foul odour at the same time. Though adorable, these snakes are still considered venomous and can potentially kill. They are a tan/orange colour with distinct black markings on their head. Do NOT in any circumstances try to handle one of these snakes. If you see a Little Whip Snake, call the Snake Hunter on 0403875409
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