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We love long summer days on the Mornington Peninsula, enjoying the simple pleasures of life, getting out and about but long grass and undergrowth is evident after the wet spring and warm sunshine which provides a perfect breeding grounds and hiding place for snakes.

This Thursday on RPP FM’s Sugar n’ Spice Program, the pair of passionate presenters Bob & Judy have invited local Snake Catcher Barry Goldsmith to talk about snakes on the Peninsula.

Barry will educate us on the habits of snakes, where you are likely to see one, species that are common to your area, their food source, (which is in abundance), what to do if you see a snake, safety tips and first aid if you are bitten.

Common species that share the Peninsula with us are Tiger, Brown and Copperhead snakes.

A word of advice from Barry – don’t try and catch or kill a snake. The types we have on the Peninsula are deadly so just walk away and contact a snake catcher to deal with the situation.

Barry Goldsmith (Government Licenced Snakecatcher) will be only too willing to help. Call him on 0408 067 062 immediately if you see a snake.

Listeners, just between you and me, Judy is absolutely terrified of snakes and every now and then she might let out high pitched shriek during the interview (if she actually sits thought it). Even talking about them gives her the ‘heebie-jeebies’.

Words Debra Mar

Don’t miss Sugar n’ Spice, every Thursday between 9-11am on 98.7FM & 98.3FM Frankston.

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