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Australia has some of the deadliest snakes in the world. The photo is a tiger snake.

Have you ever seen a snake, and what did you do if you have?

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Having lived on 5 acres for 10 years of course I have seen snakes.
Snakes are just one of the reasons I eventually left the property.

We had a river on one side of the house and a big lake on the other. We had water rats and many snakes as we also had a bush block next door.
It was an idyllic site but when you walk and tred over a stick and suddenly realise it is a baby snake -NOT SO IDYLLIC.

It was headed towards my llamas, and the other way towards me and my dogs. I had to kill it as llamas are very curious and would go up and sniff it.
Suddenly I had super human strength and found a small stick and hit the stick on the snake and twisted. I twisted so hard that its head came off.

I now shudder when I think of this as it was so dangerous with a short stick but I panicked thinking it would get one of my animals.

This is just one story!

Also had a tiger snake get caught in one of our rat traps! I probably saw about 15 while I was there.

One day the dog was playing with one....i shudder again when i think of these times.
by Finy
I've seen dangerous snakes but only in zoos! I've no idea what I would do if I saw one in the wild. A slowworm in my sister-in-law's garden made me feel squirmy inside and they are utterly harmless if rather repellent looking. Good job I don't live in Australia!
Only in zoos.
No not at all.

I think I would loose it if I did.
And run!
I hate the things.
I've seen two snakes in my life. I don't know if they were dangerous or not.
by Vee
I was brought up on a tobacco farm in Zimbabwe (well when I wasn't at boarding school). Dad used to shoot big snakes and hang them on a post so, yes have seen.....I used to go and hide away when I knew he was going to shoot the gun...
by Fran
Luckily there are no poisonous snake in my neck of the woods, but I've seen quite a few non-poisonous snakes while walking the trails this year.
Yes in a zoo :-)
by Gia
I have only ever seen a little snake once in the wild - it was tiny so assuming it was a baby and I still freaked out! Not a fan of snakes
by AJ
I don't think I've ever seen a "dangerous" snake...although I've seen plenty of harmless tree snakes and pythons. One story: When I was about 16 my dad came and picked me up from work one night and told me to be on the look out when we got home as he thought he's seen a snake. He drove slowly up the driveway keeping a lookout and we didn't see it so assumed all was good. I jumped out of the car and headed towards the front steps...where I almost stepped on the darn thing! An interesting scene played out where I backed away and told dad that I'd spotted the snake (very calmly) and then dad went into a panic, picked up a rock and asked for a golf club (I think it was a 9 iron from memory lol)...he looked hilarious standing there trying to throw a rock at a (really quite small!) snake and also bash it with a golf club. I was just happy that I ended up with a good excuse not to have done my homework lol

I was also out with my family one day and we parked under a tree and had a nice walk around etc. Came back to the car and I heard some birds in the tree above us and turned up to point them out to my daughter. As I was looking I noticed, directly about the open car, was a snake...all curled up and looking peaceful. I freaked out a little and demanded my partner move the car!
Yes, but only on TV.
by Gia
Never in Australia, but when I was in Italy I crossed paths with a brown snake. I just kept walking!
Yes many time, having lived and worked in remote and rural areas all my life David
I have a picture on face book with me holding 3 snakes at one time.
Tree snakes and pythons that where not poisonous but could still bite and leave an infection or constrict and choke.
They were actually lovely and helped me overcome my fears.
Having said that some types should not to be approached.
We have a lake approx. 1 klm from the City of Perth surrounded with high value homes that is infested with very deadly snakes. Joggers run on the path at the edge of the wet land every morning without any recorded deaths that I am aware of. The dept. of the environment calculated that there were thousands of snakes in the reeds.


I have a picture on face book with me holding 3 snakes at one time.
Tree snakes and pythons that where not poisonous but could still bite and leave an infection or constrict and choke.
They were actually lovely and helped me overcome my fears.
Having said that some types should not to be approached.
We have a lake approx. 1 klm from the City of Perth surrounded with high value homes that is infested with very deadly snakes. Joggers run on the path at the edge of the wet land every morning without any recorded deaths that I am aware of. The dept. of the environment calculated that there were thousands of snakes in the reeds.


I have a picture on face book with me holding 3 snakes at one time.
Tree snakes and pythons that where not poisonous but could still bite and leave an infection or constrict and choke.
They were actually lovely and helped me overcome my fears.
Having said that some types should not to be approached.
We have a lake approx. 1 klm from the City of Perth surrounded with high value homes that is infested with very deadly snakes. Joggers run on the path at the edge of the wet land every morning without any recorded deaths that I am aware of. The dept. of the environment calculated that there were thousands of snakes in the reeds.


oops sorry I clicked twice
by kstew
Yes only once thank goodness. I was looking out of my kitchen window and saw my dog running in a wobbly way like he was drunk. I went out and checked his eyes and suspected snakebite, since we live by the river in Melbourne. As I turned I saw the dead tiger snake on the path and knew for sure that is was snake bite.. We got the dog to the vet in time. That's the only time in 11 years. I was expecting to see more in that time. I was so freaked out. When I had to dispose of the dead snake, I had to 'make sure' it was dead and I bashed it's head with a shovel at least 10 times!
Yes, we've seen dozens around our house. Several have got inside over the years. Our dog is very quick and picks the smaller snakes up by the tails and flicks them against a post. Very effective, although then he proudly wants to show us the result. We have a family of pythons that live about the area. I saw the mother a couple of months ago on the pool fence. She must be about 3 or 4 metres long.

Two stories:
My mother-in-law was walking down our hall one day and saw a snake that she thought was a rubber snake from the kids, until it moved. Snake catcher was called in, and he told us it was a rough-scaled snake (one of the top 10 dealiest).

My wife and I came home from the movies one night and there was a carpet python in the pot plant at the front door. We sat in the car for a while. Eventually I very carefully unlocked the front door and got inside and let my wife in through another door.
Sure I did. Most recently a tiger snake in the backyard last summer (I live in Melbourne). The cats wanted to kill it, and it was just intent on sliding away. We called a snake catcher.
We called a snake catcher again week ago when the cat looked like he was stalking a snake in the garage (yes, I can now recognise what a cat looks like around a snake). He took us seriously, and moved every single piece of stuff in the garage looking for the snake. He only found a redback spider. My garage got a serious clean-out the following weekend.
I always thought I'll move if I spot a snake in the garden. Surprisingly, It was not a big deal, and looking out for snakes is just becoming a new normal. Aussies are tough.
The most dangerous snake I have seen was a Dugite having a drink at a bird bath at the Eyre Bird Observatory in WA. I almost stepped on a red-bellied black on Noosa North Shore once. I saw it AFTER I had stepped over it. I am wary of snakes, but not dead scared of them. Because of my environmental work I see snakes on a regular basis.
My son was bitten by what we suspect was a brown snake last year. A trip in an ambulance was scary. Then we spent the night in hospital with him being monitored. It was a rather scary night but in the end we suspect the venom was caught by his trouser leg which stopped it going into his blood stream.

He was out walking with our teenager when he was struck by it. She looked at it and realised what it was and didn't want to scare him so she said she wanted to visit the people in the house nearby. He groaned about it lots because his leg hurt and he wanted to come home. She didn't know the people whose house it was but she told him that she did so he wouldn't freak out, but the first house wasn't home, so she had to say that they might be visiting their neighbours and go next door. The people in the house next-door were home and the man took one look at the fang marks and threw the kids in his ute and took them straight to the dr while his wife phoned me. She handled it better than many adults would have, she knew just what to do, she identified it as fangs, and she didn't miss a beat. I was so proud of her that day!
No...
When I was walking home from the bus as a teenager a brown snake slid across the dirt road in front of my friend and me. We froze and waited for it to slide away. I have always been very scared of snakes. That was the closest I've been to a snake. I have seen a couple of poisonous snakes in the great outdoors since then. This is Australia.
Yes - out in the Mohave Desert in California. Saw a rattler and steered well clear. My sister lived with her family at Edwards USAF Base, and every morning before they went outside they would stamp hard on the outside step to warn off the snakes. Here in Australia I have seen plenty of snakes - tree, green, our street has a huge resident python, but never a venomous snake luckily.
Lost count. You see lots on 40 acres in the bush. The worst was a HUGE King Brown. It was standing up and "running". I just froze and my (now deceased) Staffy chased it away. That was one scary, ugly snake. I get shivers just thinking about it.
by Rice
I've come close to walking on rattle snakes a couple of times, but that's about it.
Yes unfortunately I see them in my suburban yard too frequently. We have Eastern Brown and Red Belly Black snakes here. Small snakes are just as deadly as the adults so I am careful. I have had two dogs bitten by Eastern Browns and I worry about my little dog when she goes out exploring.i would like to keep her with me at all times, but that isn't much of a life for an energetic dog.
Where I go on hollidays in Robe, there are always snakes, in particular the brown, so we have to watch when we are walking around the caravan park, there was a snake near the entrance of the pool once, and another at the entrance of the club house we even had one slide between my husband's legs while he was kneeling and and taking the tent apart, that was scary.
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