A tree I found a while ago and went to rediscover if it was still there. Just goes to show that nature wins some of the time. You can see where the fencing wire went along the tree or perhaps they drilled through the small tree to use a s a fence post.
When the landowner re-fenced, I am glad they left the tree there and put in posts either side of this remarkable Spotted Gum Tree.
OK. I reckon you would have guessed by the heading that there may be a photo of a snake in this post.
I do thank you for your bravery in opening the post those of you who do want to see but don’t want to see.
A bit of an idea of what you will encounter if you do travel further into my world.
Green Tree Snakes have no fangs and no venom. They are very reluctant to bite but if provoked it will rise up, inflate its throat and body, and make a stink from its anal glands – so best not to get too close.
Snake skin is not slimy. It is dry and is made up of keratin.
They are thin and about 1 to 1.5 meters long.
The one you are about to encounter I found on a neighbours fence as I was driving home. As the Green Tree Snake was on a barbed wire fence it is good to check to make sure they are OK and not hooked up on the barbs.
“Excuse me, do you need a hand over there on that barbed wire fence?”
“Nah mate, she’ll be right. I best be off.”
“OK then, maybe I’ll see over at my place. The coming cooler weather has made the mice think it’s time to set up house somewhere warm, where there’s snacks. My pantry would be a good place to hang out for a few days if you’re headed my way.”
You can see the size of this harmless little fellow compared to the gauge of the fencing wire which is 8 gauge. Sorry I don’t know what they call that size now-a-days. Thanks for getting to the end even if fast scrolling was involved.
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I am having my whole property fenced as the devastating fire last December burnt out most of my fences, around 2kilometers. I haven’t taken any photos of what’s been done so far unfortunately. This afternoon I thought that my unfinished front fence was a good start to Becky’s Square Photo Challenge.
Here I am
was last weekend
for how long
We are as one
me more so
set by others
I went to my daughters pace today. A drive through the countryside from my patch of forest to her patch of forest. I go through a small town on the way so took the opportunity to grab a few shots in the town and some fences and gates along the roads.
The first one I see as I head down the road that has a bit of character. On the left see the old wagon a bit obscured by the rails. You would have seen that a few of my posts in the past.
I didn’t drive around the town just took a couple of gates along the way.
I love this gate
This fence stretches a fair way. The gate looks like it has seen better times
Further along stands these impressive cattle yards. This is only a small part of them.
This gate has been here for as long as I can remember. You have to open and close it to head to the river crossing.
A few years ago I posted this tree which raised a few comments. The wires used to go across the tree and the tress decided to incorporate then into its trunk. I am glad it is still there.
I thought I should show you the tree from the past
Couldn’t resist putting in Grass Trees from my place