Central and Gulf that the wet months of Jan, Feb and March is the mating period of the highly venomous snake locally known as the Papuan Black.
WARNING ⚠️ | MATING SEASON FOR PAPUAN BLACK | ? |
This goes to residents of POM, Central and Gulf that the wet months of Jan, Feb and March is the mating period of the highly venomous snake locally known as the Papuan Black.
The male and female Papuan Black will be constantly on the move to seek each other out for copulation purpose. This increases their chances of their paths crossing with humans. The wet weather makes it very ideal for them as the lush under-growths are perfect for obscuring their movements to and fro.
They have been spotted either in pairs or close proximity of each other during the period mentioned above. Make sure to keep your lawns short, wear protective footwears and be on the lookout when outdoors.
I was involved in stock-taking this week at an isolated depot. In every bay (room) at the rooftop there are on average 6 sheded snake skins about 1 to 2 metres long, meaning these animals are not only confined at the ground.
Never start a fight with a mating couple because you may be attacked and outnumbered. The brown type of this snake is the most deadly as it fights back and always seek to end the fight one way or the other.
As much as possible, avoid them if they pose no immediate threat. This snake species always tends to fight back aggressively. Nature is here to stay. Protect yourself and be safe.
PC D Williams