The catcher and the snake

Expert handler asks people to consider changing their views about snakes
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REPTILE FRIENDS: Darren Frankland from North East Snake Catching has had a long-held appreciation for snakes and says they are often misunderstood by people. PHOTO: Mel Guy

REGULAR sightings of snakes in unsuspecting places have kept Wangaratta snake catch Darren Frankland on his toes this summer.

But while people have been brought up to fear snakes, he urges people to adopt a feeling of respect to the reptile and definitely not try to kill them.

He’s been pulling them out of shops in Wangaratta’s central business district and people’s urban backyards, along with a fair few from rural properties, with up to 20 safely caught and removed this summer.


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