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Firefighters tackle snake

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February 10, 2018

A Finley Rd family received an almighty shock on Monday night, when they discovered a brown snake in their home.

Deniliquin NSW Fire and Rescue and police were called to the home at 8.50pm to capture the reptile, which was more than a metre long.

The residents were alerted by their dog and trapped the snake inside a bedroom, sealing off gaps so it couldn’t escape.

Brigade Captain Martin Smith said luckily one of the members is a qualified reptile handler and captured the snake without incident.

It was later released into a ‘‘more appropriate area’’.

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