It?s snake season, so take care

WIL Kemp may be the only person in Rockhampton who looks forward to snake season.

But if you don't share his passion or expertise, he advises residents to leave them alone.

Mr Kemp, Rockhampton Zoo's resident snake expert, said the snake season was now upon us.

He said snakes were becoming more active as the weather warmed and they searched for food, water and a mate.

Mr Kemp said the zoo had already received a few calls from residents who had found snakes.

He said he had recently discovered an Eastern Brown, the world's second deadliest snake, at a Nerimbera home.

Mr Kemp said as it was illegal to keep wild snakes, the zoo had been sending captured snakes to a venom company for milking.

The company, in return, sends the zoo a venomous snake that has been bred in captivity for Mr Kemp to feature in his daily snake shows. Mr Kemp conducts snake shows most days at the zoo from noon, running Sunday to Thursday this week.



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