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Tiger Snake in the vegie patch!
I wish I had a photo of the look on my face when I came boot to face with one of our most dangerous critters on the planet! I was watering on Saturday morning, not really thinking about much except how great it was all looking, when I looked down about 30 centimeters from my boot, right next to a wooden sleeper edge to the bed, and there was a Tiger Snake basking in the sun. Luckily it was pretty overcast, and fairly cool, so it didn't have a lot of get up and go in it. I didn't even realise I'd moved, when I found myself about 4 metres away. Oh boy! What a fright. It had gone by the time I'd gathered my senses and remembered to keep an eye on it. Needless to say, we spent most of that day clearing away all excess grass from the gardens, and picking up and mowing. It looks great now, but I'm still getting over it. Today I had another scare with a skink, and they're not even poisonous! I was apparently between it and it's bolthole, so it ran straight towards me to get to it. (Under a caravan) I'm still getting over that one. They do say things come in threes......
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Let's just hope the third one (if it comes around) is something that is totally harmless Debbie. You almost feel your heart leap out of your body don't you when you see a creature like the Tiger Snake within striking distance? Thankfully it wasn't a hot sunny day when you discovered it.
Whoa... that must have been alarming. How do you work around the possibility of a poisonous snake in your garden? Does that happen often?
Thanks for that Eileen.
I suddenly remembered why I'm reluctant to visit Australia! Oh, dear. I'm so glad you weren't bitten.
No, no, you can't let a little thing like that put you off! Now, the blue ringed octopus, that would put you off. Or the Red back spider. Hmmm. Can I come visit you?
That is scarey for sure.I would have had to change my pants for sure. :)