Venomous or non venomous, snakes are active at this time of the year
As a child, were you told that if you saw a snake, to stand absolutely still?
As you'll hear when you listen to snake handler, Brett Modra on 4MK, that's the worst thing you can do! (press the audio button - the interview goes for about three minutes)
If you find a non-venomous snake, give it a name and let it go - no rats or mice around your place!