Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers
Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers

Eastern Brown snake rescued after becoming entangled

WIRES Northern Rivers have made a call for residents not to leave discarded netting around your back yard or property, after they had to rescue an Eastern Brown snake which was tangled up in netting over the weekend.

The wildlife organisation asked residents to dispose of netting responsibly as discarded netting can be a death trap for many creatures.

 

Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers
Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers

WIRES volunteer snake handler Bryce, spent 30 minutes untangling and cutting the netting, having to be extremely careful not to injure the terrified snake, and at the same time ensuring his own safety whilst dealing with this potential dangerous animal, WIRES Northern Rivers said on their Facebook page.

"Fortunately it was a good outcome for the unfortunate Eastern Brown snake that after a health check was relocated well away from human activity.

"WIRES would like to thank the caller for acting immediately when the unfortunate snake was discovered."

 

Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers
Eastern Brown snake hopelessly entangled in discarded nylon netting. Photo: WIRES Northern Rivers