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




There were some moments of angst

in our household yesterday (Sunday) afternoon…

after Candi was discovered barking at this dead baby snake.

Not sure why it is dead.

There are claw or teeth marks along its body

or perhaps I may have run over it with the lawn mover

on Thursday/Friday.

Local FaceBook group has described it as a Baby;

Brown, Eastern Brown or perhaps a Copperhead snake.

Doesn’t really matter as all are deadly

even at this size…about 20 cm.


Word of the Day Challenge: Angst