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Old Nov 6, 2005, 12:47 AM   #1
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On the road today, I got out and took a few shots of this guy, I have a healthy respect for these, highly poisonous :!:







about four foot long



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Old Nov 6, 2005, 9:03 AM   #2
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I've heard you guys have alomost a monopoly on poisonus snakes....

Nice view of them. Here in the US almost all our poisonus snakes are pit vipers with a distinct triangle of a head. If I saw that guy here, I would try to catch it, never dreaming of how deadly they are.

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most of our poisonous snakes are pretty much not looking to bite people, its just that some people put themselves in the position to be bitten, that is walking off the tracks in scrub, picking up old logs, rubbish etc. Whenever I walk into the bush I make a lot of noise, the snakes have never been a problem for me although once my father was snipping down some long wild overgrown grass on our property and disturbed one which scared the hell out of him:-)
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Glad he's on your side of the globe, better still, glad you know he's poisonous!
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 2:49 PM   #5
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Glad he's on your side of the globe, better still, glad you know he's poisonous!
I believe Australia is unique in that the majority of their snakes are poisonous. So, if you see a snake in Australia, it's a good bet that its venoumous...

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Old Nov 7, 2005, 4:54 PM   #6
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Glad he's on your side of the globe, better still, glad you know he's poisonous!
I believe Australia is unique in that the majority of their snakes are poisonous. So, if you see a snake in Australia, it's a good bet that its venoumous...

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Yes we do have a lot of poisonous snakes, however there are quite a few carpet snakes around harmless things, but as I cant tell any of them apart I give them a wide berth
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Interesting stuff, Julie, and you got some nice close crops, too. It looks mean, but harmless. So much for appearances, huh.
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If I remember Steve Irwin's amusing ravings correctly this is the 2nd most poisonous snake in Australia (and therefore the world - Australia having 9 of the top 10).

And certainly the most dangerous because it is often found in close proximity to people in barns and logpiles and so on...
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Thanks guys, this one was no-where near houses, he came out of the srub in national park.
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