Can a trap for snake

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Chris Mitchell managed to release the snake.
Camera IconChris Mitchell managed to release the snake. Credit: Picture: Chris Mitchell

Think before you litter, Broome.

A snake was found stuck in a discarded can on Broome Road last week, before being rescued by Native Animal Rescue Broome co-ordinator Chris Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell said he picked the snake up and took it home after receiving a phone call from workers at Bonner Landscaping who had driven past the snake.

“The snake was distressed when I caught him as he had no idea what was happening,” Mr Mitchell said.

“His tail was flicking constantly, which is a good sign of stress and a warning to leave alone.

“Once the can was free, we placed him in a large container to keep an eye on him and he needed to be hydrated and fed before being released.”

Mr Mitchell urged the public not to litter because it could have detrimental effects on wildlife.

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