Eastern brown snake.
Territory and Municipal Services says it has so far not been an extraordinary snake season in Canberra despite an Isaacs family finding two snakes in their yard within a week.
The Breen family, whose home is near the Isaac pines, said they found one snake at the end of their driveway and another in their pool last week.
Previously, they'd only seen one snake in the past 14 years.
A rare blind snake found by a family in Isaacs in their pool.
The snake in the pool was in the filter basket and had drowned. The other one is believed to have been eventually run over on Julia Flynn Avenue.
TAMS senior ranger Nina Bruns said based on a photo of the snake in the pool, she believed it was a rare blind snake which was nocturnal and usually lived underground. It was also the only non-venomous snake in the ACT.
She said the snake season had not been a busier than usual in the territory.
''If anything it's probably a bit less,'' she said.
Ms Bruns said people could ring Canberra Connect 24 hours a day if they found a snake in their house or close to their house entry, so that a ranger could attend.
She said rangers usually did not attend callers'' homes if a snake was in a yard, as it was usually passing through, looking for food.
She said the main thing people should remember was not to panic if they saw a snake and leave it ''well alone'' as, like other native animals, all snakes were protected species in the ACT. They cannot be killed unless they threaten life.
''They are fairly shy animals and get out of people's way.''
Ms Bruns said if people saw a snake out in the open they should remain calm and not make any sudden movements and slowly walk away.
If a snake was coming towards them, they should stand still until it moved away.
''Snakes will be out and about now the weather is hotter and people need to be vigilant,'' she said.