Snake shocks swimmers on Perth's Swanbourne Beach
A snake was spotted taking a dip along Perth’s popular Swanbourne Beach on Sunday morning, shocking nearby swimmers.
A couple of sunbaking tourists were among those fascinated and shocked by the attraction, which was captured in a video by Jonah Ness.
“There were a couple of American tourists who spotted it. It went for a little dip too,” Mr Ness said.
Swanbourne reached a top of 30C on Sunday, while in the water it was around 23C.
Anyone who spots a snake on the City of Nedlands land can call their rangers, who are able to assist with removal.
People are encouraged not to approach the snake, keep their pets away and watch the snake from a vantage point to assist rangers with locating and removing it.
During business hours on Monday to Friday, people are urged to contact ranger services on 9273 3500.
After hours, people are asked to contact the Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.
In the past 10 years from 2009 to 2019, there were 677 call outs to the Royal Flying Doctor Service WA for snake bites.
Of the 677, only 90 were across the last financial year, when the Pilbara region recording the highest number at 28.