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Snakes Alive in Suburban Kingscliff!

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Snakes Alive in Suburban Kingscliff!

By MARGARET DEKKER

Two days .. or 48 very nervous hours.

That’s how long this young Eastern Brown snake held a terrified Kingscliff family to ransom as it ‘disappeared’ (as snakes do ..) somewhere in the Hart family home in Salt Village last week.

Imagine the stress!

“Snakes are active, about .. and sneaky little buggers.  This young Eastern Brown snuck into our house in Salt.  Made the dog growl and bark before going under a door into a bedroom,” Cam Hart posted online.

It then took the family two sleepless nights and days “to pull everything out of the room and check inside everything.”

Fortunately, no one had to gift-wrap a present during this time as this untouchable intruder would have certainly been an unwelcome present to find in the parcel ..

“Found it (fortunately) in the very back of a sliding door built in wardrobe, inside an unused birthday gift bag,” Cam Hart posted.

“HIP HIP HOORAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY” the gift bag reads; it could’ve been indeed a ‘killer present!’

Advice on Eastern Brown Snakes from WIRES Northern Rivers:

“The name “Brown Snake” is misleading. Brown snakes (Pseudonaja texilis) range in colour from cream to rustic reds and black and can be patterned from bands to spots. In fact, there are as many combinations as imaginable. Juveniles often go through several colours until they reach their adult colouring. They often have a black band around the nape of their necks.

This diurnal snake is fast, quick acting, and may be active during hot nights. Averaging around 1.5 meters in length, they have been recorded up to 2.4 meters

When threatened or provoked, this snake will adopt the famous “S” pose and will strike rapidly and repeatedly. They have a slender body and are surprisingly fast.

Although the Eastern Brown snake is known as a temperamental and dangerous snake, they will almost always avoid contact with humans. There is no benefit for them to attack a large prey item as a human, and given the chance, they will flee a confrontation and only strike as a last resort.”

WIRES can be contacted on 1300 094 737 or wiresnr@wiresnr.org

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Residents are gearing up for another fantastic day of Second Hand Saturday garage sales to promote reuse across our region.

Hold a garage sale this Second Hand Saturday!

 

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Second Hand Saturday – the North Coast’s biggest day of garage sales is back again and registrations to hold a garage sale are now open.

Over this month, Northern Rivers Council’s together with North East Waste, are hosting a series of free workshops for Buy Nothing New Month, to encourage reuse and repair over landfill. This year, Second Hand Saturday will conclude these celebrations and be held on one date only – Saturday 4 November.

Linda Tohver from North East Waste is inviting people to get involved in this year’s event, held across the Council areas of Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Lismore and the Clarence Valley.

“With millions of tonnes of waste being sent to landfill by Australian households every year, the humble garage sale is one of the easiest ways we can reduce the amount of ‘stuff’ ending up in landfill,” Linda said.

Selling pre-loved goods and buying second hand is a great way to keep items circulating within our community, especially when many of us are looking at options to reduce the cost of living.”

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Second Hand Saturday Poster

Residents who register for Second Hand Saturday will once again have the option of holding their own garage sale, or to organise a joint sale with family and friends.

“We always encourage people to join forces with their local community to attract more attention – get your neighbours involved and hold a street sale, run a fundraiser or collate your efforts at your local club, school or church.  That’s just one of our tips for the day to get the crowds to your sale!” Linda said.

This year all registered garage sale addresses will appear in local newspapers, with full details listed on the Second Hand Saturday website. All you need to do is register online at www.secondhandsaturday.com.au before 25 October to ensure your address will be printed in your local newspaper. Alternatively, as listings go live after the registration process is complete, you can still register up until the 3 November, for a web-only listing.

For more information, visit the Second Hand Saturday website www.secondhandsaturday.com.au, follow the mysecondhandsaturday Facebook page or contact your local Council.

 

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