Watch out in the wood heap

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I went to move a heap of wood to get it ready for next Winter. It was a lovely place to warm up for a Spring day. Yes, this Red-bellied Black Snake is venomous so I just let it be and hoped it would move on.

Red-bellied Black Snake

41 thoughts on “Watch out in the wood heap

  1. Brian, we have a small critically endangered grassy woodland in our suburban park. One neighbour is horrified that letting the grass grow might attract snakes. It would have to cross a lot of busy roads and there really is not enough food for it apart from the rodents which don’t tend to frequent the park. The gentleman is a new migrant. I am learning that this is the downside of telling tall stories about big snakes and other venomous inhabitants of our continent.

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    1. I know. That long grass and snake myth is a shocker. Tell him that on a mown area snakes can move faster and will head for shelter which will more likely be under his house πŸ˜‚
      There is no reason to have a snake in there but don’t tell him about spiders and ants

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  2. This is why I’m glad when my dad gave my mum the option of emigrating to Australia or Canada, she chose Canada! But it is a lovely photo and I’m glad he was rather sleepy in the sun and you came out unscathed.

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    1. Red-bellied Black Snakes are so pretty. I am glad we don’t have big things like bears and tigers just small things that can make you sick or possibly kill but the chances are low unless you poke a snake or try to pick something up without looking first πŸ™‚

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