Hume’s location on the urban fringe means it is not uncommon to see native animals in our everyday life. Native animals are an important part of Hume’s natural heritage and are vital to the healthy function of our ecosystems.
Species such as snakes or magpies can be seen as intruding and a danger to us and our property. It is important however to remember that we need to coexist with wildlife. Under the Wildlife Act 1975, it is illegal to kill, harm or interfere with native animals without a permit.