Saturday 24 March 2018

Beware of Snakes

Beware of Snakes.

Visitors to Australia are convinced that they are at risk from deadly spiders, snakes, jelly fish and insects (unspecified). In fact, I would be genuinely surprised if even 50% of visitors see any of these creatures. While we were in Australia we saw one snake (and we were in the car so entirely safe), one spider I'd be a bit wary of (not deadly, but has a bad reputation), no problematic jellies and the deadliest insects we saw were Honey Bees, which aren't even native.

This pavement warning, by the way, is at a layby on Lake George, on the road between Sydney and Canberra. I have no trouble believing that there are some very venomous snakes in the area, but I bet very few people see them. We certainly didn't.

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