I don’t know about other parts of the world,

but in Australia snakes are  protected species.

so when we found this little fella a few months ago

with either claw marks or flattened by our lawn mower,

we breathed a collective sigh of relief.

This paver is 40 cm (15 inches) square

so the snake is a about 20 cm (8 inches) in length.

I believe their venom is still as potent as an adult snake.

Either way I was glad we did not have

an inquisitive young dog attack it.

Won’t be long before they are on the move again

seeking winter warmth.

I could not get a definitive identification of it,

so I defined it as poisonous.

And in the front yard that makes it VERY poisonous.


Word of the Day Challenge: Toxic

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