As Australia Battles Epic Drought: Snake Menace Continues

Australia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in a generation. If that wasn’t enough, the whole issue is magnified with a spurt in snake encounters.

Australians are facing an increasing snake menace as searing weather bites and the country’s worst drought in a generation rolls on.

Drier areas and lack of water results in snakes invading human areas in search of water

“As areas are drying up and snakes are having to travel more for water, they are being driven into urban areas,” Australian Reptile Park General Manager Mary Rayner said on Monday.

“Snakes do drink water and we are seeing a lot more brown snakes than we are other snakes, because they really like the open and cleared land in towns,” Rayner said.

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