Warning - snakes are on the move again.
This is a Red-bellied Black Snake. According to Australian Geographic it’s the 10th most dangerous snake in Australia; it has a very nasty bite but had caused no deaths. I’m just glad it’s heading the other way.
It looks a fairly big one too. They swim really well too. We get more of the Eastern Browns here. Very, very scary snakes.ReplyDelete
Oh. Be alert and alarmed, and thankful it is going in the other direction.ReplyDelete
I wouldn’t want to meet that one. I can't say that I really like snakes, but the ones around here are not venomous .ReplyDelete
Incredible body movement.Thankfully they prefer to scamper unless caught unawares.ReplyDelete
Thankfully I don't see many/any snaked around hereReplyDelete
I have come across the red bellied black snake a few times on our travels, thankfully I saw it first and no harm was done to either of us!ReplyDelete
I spent 70 years being afraid of snakes, bees, spiders. I tease the spiders on their webs now. I want to pet the bees (NOT the hornets or wasps). And our snakes are pretty much limited to harmless little garter snakes. The snake in your picture is not one I'd hang around for.ReplyDelete