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SNAKE numbers in the Gawler area
are slithering upwards, with a local
expert predicting a bumper season as the
reptiles come out of hibernation.
Home-owners are being urged to tidy
their properties and check for rodents as
snakes have already begun to emerge from
their slumber unseasonably early.
SPADE Snake Catching owner Ben Hor-
ton said he had already been called out to
remove snakes from the Williamstown, Ta-
nunda, Gawler and Nuriootpa areas in the
"It's going to be a big year for snakes
around here, there are a lot of rodents
around," he said.
"This year will be busy because there is
more food around...snakes follow the ro-
"The coming years will be the same, more
snakes will survive this year and give birth...
meaning more numbers."
Mr Horton mentioned several new hous-
ing estates in Evanston Park around Trinity
College as hot spots in the Gawler area.
"I go out there more times than you can
poke a stick at during summer," he said.
"It's simply because it was old farming
land and now it's been turned into a resi-
He said the eastern brown snake -- the
second most venomous land snake in the
world -- and the red belly black snake, are
the two types likely to be found in the re-
"Brown snakes are very nervous snakes,
while red bellies are fairly placid," Mr Hor-
Both types can cover in excess of 1 km
a day looking for food -- mainly mice and
Mr Horton offered this advice to people
if they come across one of the reptiles:
"Stay three to five metres away, keep an
eye on it and call your local snake catcher,"
"Snakes aren't aggressive at all, just highly
defensive...98 per cent of snake bites hap-
pen when someone is trying to kill them."
The Bunyip's Facebook page received
dozens of comments about snake sightings
around the region, with people encounter-
ing them in Gawler, Gawler Belt, Angle
Vale, Bibaringa and Evanston Park.
SPADE Snake Catching owner Ben Horton handles an eastern brown snake he captured from
Tips to prepare
for snake season
• Clean up the backyard, lift rewood,
timber and iron at least 30cm o the
• Keep grass and weeds down to a
• Try to prevent rodents living and
breeding on your property.
• Make sure you know rst aid and have a
comprehensive snake bite rst-aid kit.
• Keep your local snake catcher's phone
A red belly black snake is one of two
types locals are likely to encounter.
INSET: This eastern brown snake was
spotted in a car park in Angle Vale
DEDICATED bikers who have been tour-
ing the country as part of the Prostate Cancer
Foundation of Australia's national initiative,
The Long Ride 2014, will hold a celebratory
dinner in Tanunda tonight.
Community members are invited to join the
charity riders at the dinner, to celebrate their jour-
ney in the name of a good cause.
The Long Ride consists of seven different routes,
where hundreds of motorbike riders are travelling
across the country over seven days, covering a com-
bined total of 27,000 kilometres on their bikes.
The riders are raising awareness and funds to sup-
port families affected by prostate cancer and raised
over $190,000 before the event's official start.
The celebratory dinner will be held at the Ta-
nunda Hotel from 5.30pm.
"This year will be
busy because there is more
food around...snakes follow
the rodents. The coming years
will be the same, more snakes
will survive this year and give
birth...meaning more numbers.
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