The City of Canning is home to a diverse range of native animals including kangaroos, quendas, possums, bobtail lizards, snakes, spiders, frogs and many types of birds.
The City helps to protect these animals by protecting and improving habitat areas, creating wildlife corridors, controlling feral predators and installing wildlife signage along roads.
Some of these activities include rescuing lizards and quendas hit by cars, relocating snakes from City managed public areas such as footpaths, moving turtles and ducks off busy roads, and removing plastic tangled around waterbirds.
Trained in snake handling, reptile relocation and wildlife rehabilitation, the Natural Areas Team is often called upon to rescue and relocate wildlife.
If you see a snake in a City managed park, leave it alone and do not bother it in any way. If it doesn't move away, phone the City to arrange for the Natural Areas Team to relocate it to a more suitable area. Please note, this service is not available after business hours.
If you see a snake in another location and have questions about snake safety or reptile behaviour, please call the Wildcare helpline on 9474 9055. Please note, that the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Wildcare Helpline no longer offers a volunteer call out service for the relocation of reptiles. If you require the removal or relocation of reptiles on private property, please contact a pest control service or volunteer reptile handler/snake catcher via an online search.
Click on the following links to learn more about some of the more common and threatened animals found within the City. For more information, download the To Feed or Not to Feed? brochure.
If you spot injured wildlife in a park or natural area within the City of Canning, please call the City on 1300 422 382.
If you see injured wildlife elsewhere, call the Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.