Californian Kingsnake found in Bay & Basin area

May 1, 2023 7:28 pm in by
Wildlife Rescue South Coast

Snake handlers from Wildlife Rescue South Coast had a surprise find on a routine call in the Bay and Basin area on Friday.

What was thought to be a native Bandi Bandi snake turned out to be a Californian Kingsnake, an illegal import.

The snake, nicknamed ‘Mr.Smugglesworth’, was removed and put down due to biosecurity laws.

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Locals are reminded that an Animal Keepers license is required to keep captive reptiles in Australia.