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Trying to kill or capture a snake is never a good idea, says Cape Snake Conservation founder Grant Smith.

Smith explains that snakes are not aggressive animals, but instead are defensive when provoked.

If there's a snake in the vicinity, it's not going to do anything to you if you don't do anything to it.

Grant Smith, Founder at Cape Snake Conservation

Read: 7 ways to ensure your safety during a snake encounter

He gave advice for residents who may find themselves in the middle of an unexpected snake encounter.

Smith says Cape Snake Conservation is available to help catch snakes which have found their way into homes.

Take a listen to his expert advice:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Don't try kill or catch snakes in your home, warns expert

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