When it comes to self-defence, Australia’s snakes have things pretty well covered. We share our continent with about 170 species of land snakes, some equipped with venom more toxic than any other snakes in the world.
But bites are actually quite rare in Australia and, since the development of anti-venom, fatalities have been low – between four to six deaths a year. 

How the work is undertaken: Snakes are removed by a skilled handler and relocated in an unpopulated area as they are a protected species.