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With the weather warming up towards summer, snake season is also descending upon us. For those with inquisitive puppies or outdoor cats this can be an extra source of anxiety beyond just worrying about our own wellbeing - so do you know what to do if your pet is bitten by a snake?

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Having a pet is getting to know their personality and all their quirks, feeling like you can communicate despite not really sharing a language at all. But have you ever thought about how your beloved pet sees you, your house and all the fancy toys you've bought for it to play with? Here's how your pets see the world.

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Australia is renowned worldwide for our venomous and poisonous creatures, from snakes, spiders and ticks on land, to lethal jellyfish, stingrays and stonefish in our waters. Even the shy platypus can inflict excruciating pain if handled without due care.

Yet while injuries and deaths caused by venomous snakes and jellyfish are often sensationalised in the media, and feared by international visitors, a recent review found that very few “deadly” Australian animals actually cause deaths.

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The number of pets being bitten is on the rise. While we are able to call for help, our pets aren't so lucky, and bites often lead to death.

But there are steps you can take to help reduce the risk, whilst protecting our wildlife.