Published 28 September 2017

Be on the lookout for snakes! The recent warmer weather means snakes are again highly active.

We have already had a number of snake sightings at River Torrens Linear Park this week and expect these numbers to increase as the weather continues to warm up.

Snakes are active near water so we encourage you to stay on the paths, avoid going too close to the water and walk dogs on a lead where possible.

The most frequently encountered snakes are the venomous brown or red-bellied black snake species.

Snakes are a protected species so you should not try to kill them.

Snake sightings on Council land can be reported on 8397 7444 during business hours or on 1300 405 536 outside this time.

We recommend you contact a snake catcher to assist with snakes on private land.