Rise in snake catcher calls as weather warms up

September 22, 2023 11:47 am in by
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As the weather warms up, Ballarat’s snakes start to come out of hibernation and seek the sun.

Local snake catcher, Gianni Hodgson, says he’s getting around 3 calls a day to come and move the venomous creatures.

Mr. Hodgson says we get a range of snakes in Ballarat.

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“In the Ballarat area, [there’s] a lot of copperheads, tiger snakes, the occasional brown snake and I think I’ve had one or two red bellies in the area,” he said.