Humid Weather To Egg On Brown Snake Baby Boom
Summer may be done and dusted, but the humid weather is here to stay and with this, snake danger is at an all time high.
Humid conditions at the start of autumn will see a baby snake boom across Australia, as it is peak hatching season for the deadly eastern brown snake.
Snake catchers across Australia have been inundated with calls. Roy Burrell told Daily Mail Australia: "For the last eight weeks, we've been getting a 60 calls a day with around 15-20 of them for Eastern browns. We've been working 12 hour days, seven days a week since last August. With the way things are going with the weather, it doesn't look like it's going to drop off anytime soon."
Unfortunately for us, brown snake sightings don't drop off until May or June.
"The brown snake is considered the world's second-most venomous land snake", the Daily Mail Reports, and don't be fooled by the babies - they can be just as deadly!
Envenomation can result in paralysis, uncontrollable bleeding and death if left untreated.
SOURCE: Daily Mail