The government has said a review of the snakes’ welfare and safety is “important” as it considers an emergency release.
The review is expected to come up with a recommendation by the end of the month.
In a statement released on Monday, the Department of Primary Industries said the review would focus on the welfare and welfare and health of the population.
“We are committed to working with the NSW Government to ensure that the snakes are safe for people to feed, water and rest in, while the review is conducted,” the statement said.
“This includes assessing the impact of release of venom from the snake and the health of those around them.”
We will work with the Australian Government to consider and ensure that we provide appropriate and safe access to the snakes for the benefit of the public.
It is important that people are not put at risk, and this review will include assessing the welfare, health and safety of the people around the snakes and how that is being delivered,” the department said.