Officials in Australia have warned that the server drought, the worst for more than 100 years, is driving thousands of snakes and other reptiles into urban areas.
Three people have been killed in Australian over the last few weeks, after being bitten by venomous reptiles.
Experts have warned that an army of snakes is on the move, looking for water. Driven by extreme thirst they have been discovered in gardens, bedrooms and even shopping centres.
Hospitals have reported a rising number of snakebites, and toxicologists have said there have been 60 serious cases since September.
People have been warned to be on alert and steer well clear of these usually shy reptiles.