And not only that – we’re the only country on the planet with more venomous snakes than non-venomous ones! Unfortunately, most people are unable to identify which snake is which because the colours and patterns vary so much – for example, a ‘brown snake’ could actually be black in colour. Accordingly, the experts warn that trying to catch, kill or corner a snake yourself can be extremely dangerous. And it’s a fact that most snakebite victims are bitten when trying to do just that.
Don’t take the risk – if you find a snake in your home or garden, assume that it is venomous and call in an expert snake handler. If it turns out to be non-venomous there’s no harm done, and if it is a dangerously venomous snake you could have saved yourself a whole ton of grief.