As the weather warms up, Capetonians might start seeing snakes in their backyards or at the beach.
Snake handler Willem van Zyk of Blouberg Snake Rescue says he's already being kept busy with callouts.
Snakes are cold-blooded and the warmer temperatures will wake them up from their winter slumber, and they'll be seeking food and water
As long as you try to keep your distance from any snake you see you will be safe. Don't try to handle a snake by yourself.— Willem van Zyk, Snake handler
Van Zyk says he is been responding to calls from people who want snakes removed from their properties.
He says most snakes in the cape are harmless but there is also a Cape Cobra which is prevalent in the cape and verminous.
To hear the rest of the conversation with Willem van Zyk, listen below: