Spring weather means snakes will be slithering out of brumation (hibernation for cold-blooded animals) in Victoria.
If you encounter a 🐍 it’s important to stay calm and do your best to leave it alone and follow these tips:
🚶♂🚶♀ Calmly leave the area with your pets and children. 📲 Call 136 186 for advice or for the nearest snake catcher if it’s in your house. 🧹 Clean your yard and keep your grass cut low. 🏥 Keep your first aid kit stocked with compression bandages and if bitten call 000.
Snakes are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 and it is illegal to harm or kill them, or capture them without authority. ... See MoreSee Less
APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: Applications for the Livestock Biosecurity Funds – Grants Program will now close on Friday 26 November.
Grants are available for projects that provide innovative solutions, use emerging technologies and resolve livestock biosecurity issues, needs or gaps for cattle, sheep, goat, swine and honey bee industries.
Find out more: agriculture.vic.gov.au/livestockbiosecurityfunds ... See MoreSee Less
R U OK? Ask not just today but every day. We want to ask you, your family and your colleagues R U OK?
ASK R U OK? – Pick the right time and place and ask them how they're going.
LISTEN – Listen with an open mind and without judgement.
ENCOURAGE ACTION - Encourage them to do something that might lighten the load. We can assist in many instances from Small Business Support, Rural Financial Counselling and accessing immediate financial assistance.
CHECK IN – Remember to check in again soon. Your ongoing care and support can make a difference. Following up after starting the conversation can often be the best way to continue to support someone.