In September/October every year the Hunter Wildlife Rescue. gets many calls about reptiles being in gardens, houses, pools etc. This is the time of year that reptiles come out of hibernation and start getting very active to breed and feed up over the summer months ready for next winter. The other time they become more active around houses also occurs during March/April/May when the reptiles are looking for somewhere to hibernate.
Many get injured on our roads, especially our slow moving Long-necked Tortoises, Blue-tongued Lizards, Bearded Dragons, Pythons and many other species of snakes and lizards. They often sit on the tarred roads for extra warmth as reptiles need to be warm to catch and digest their food.
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