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Seen a snake?

A number of Parklea residents have reported seeing snakes in gardens backing onto the correctional centre.

Although no snakes were observed on the property during preparation of the project’s review of environmental factors in 2016, the following species are known to live in the local area:

If a snake enters your backyard:

  • Do not try to catch or kill the animal. All snakes are protected in NSW and killing one is an offence.
  • Walk away from the snake slowly, keeping an eye on it from a safe distance. Keep pets and children away.
  • The snake will generally move on of its own accord within a few hours – they don’t like being near people.
  • If the snake stays, you may wish to call a licenced reptile handler to have it removed.

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