I live on a wheat and sheep farm and I see quite a lot of sakes. I know their holes now. They are mainly very large dugites and Gwadyrs, which I suppose are brown snakes.
Over summer I take a lot of care when walking my 6 dogs and they dont have the same freedom they have in the cooler months. I spend a lot of time training them in herding and agility so they still get good exercise.
I just hope with 6 dogs the snakes are unlikely to come in the yard. I wouldnt kill the resident snakes that live in the bush and crops surrounding my house. They keep rats and mice down and I hope by now they are familiar with the territory and the humans and dogs. I think by killing these very large resident snakes it would just cause a turf war as another less familiar snake moves in. They seem quite shy and when chased on occassion by my dogs they will only stand up for themselves if forced to. They would rather escape and run for their holes.