The only specialised snakebite centre based in Port Moresby, urges people to be careful when out and about, during the months of December to April.
Loop PNG Lifestyle had an interview with Diana Barr, Technical Support Officer with Australian Venom Research Unit, in CCTC and here’s what she had to say:
“This period is the wet season which brings high rainfall together with high temperatures resulting in a vegetation growth spurt.
“Rats feast on the abundant food supply in people’s gardens. Consequently, snakes move in to feast on rats.