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First fires, then floods, now SNAKES: Australia's summer from hell takes a biblical turn as residents brace for a serpent invasion prompted by heavy rain

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Australians who have battled raging bushfires and devastating floods are now bracing for an invasion of snakes due to heavy rainfall.

Snakes have been spotted in sheltering near houses and high in trees on the Gold Coast after the area was hit with torrential rain.

Queensland Police issued a warning on Friday urging people not to walk through long grass because of the slithering creatures.

a small boat in a body of water: Australians who have battled raging bushfires and devastating floods are now being told to be on alert for snakes with an infestation expected because of heavy rainfall © Provided by Daily Mail Australians who have battled raging bushfires and devastating floods are now being told to be on alert for snakes with an infestation expected because of heavy rainfall a screenshot of a cell phone: Queensland Police issued a warning on Friday urging people not to walk through long grass because of the slithering creatures © Provided by Daily Mail Queensland Police issued a warning on Friday urging people not to walk through long grass because of the slithering creatures

'With snakes currently on the move – avoid walking through long grass, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and ensure you have quick access to a quality compression bandage,' the tweet read. 

Snake catcher Tony Harrison warned those living in areas of flooding need to be on alert that more snakes could be lingering nearby.

'Any snakes that live under a rock or a hollow log or a slab, whatever it might be, that's now two metres under water, clearly isn't going to be there,' he told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Mr Harrison said snaked would have likely left any body of water for higher ground, like trees and hills. 

'If your house is on a hill that's flooded all the way around, you can just about guarantee the snakes are at your house,' he said.

The snake catcher has had to refuse customers because there is no way he can get out to them in the current flood conditions. 

A woman called him from Canungra with a snake in her house, but he had to decline the job because the only way to get to her was by boat.

a sign in the middle of a field: The snake catcher has had to refuse customers because there is no way he can get out to them in the current flood conditions © Provided by Daily Mail The snake catcher has had to refuse customers because there is no way he can get out to them in the current flood conditions

Another woman in Merrimac called saying she had seen a snake for three days but had no idea where it was.

'I said, "there are 200 roads on the Gold Coast flooded, it took me one hour and 25 minutes from Yatala to Logan Village.When you do know where it is give me a call",' Mr Harrison said.

Northern NSW and southern Queensland have experienced the 'wettest week in decades', according to meteorologists.

Wild weather caused by category-two Tropical Cyclone Uesi soaked Queensland and submerged many areas in floodwaters. 

The Gold Coast recorded its highest ever monthly rainfall total with about 566mm falling in the first two weeks of the month. The previous monthly record was in December 2010 with 490mm. 

a sign sitting on the side of a road: Snakes have been spotted in sheltering near houses and high in trees on the Gold Coast after the area was hit with torrential rain © Provided by Daily Mail Snakes have been spotted in sheltering near houses and high in trees on the Gold Coast after the area was hit with torrential rain

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