Only a little one, but … by golftragic

Only a little one, but …

Christmas 'breakup' golf today, 2-person ambrose/scramble, and a small brown snake on the 12th hole.
Oh yuck, pleased I wasn't there!
December 23rd, 2015  
No need to worry about the ones you can see, it's the ones you can't see need extreme caution.
December 23rd, 2015  
Is this a poisonous snake? If I saw this I would be grabbing my golf clubs ( if I had any) and be off! I have to confess the big drawback for me about visiting Australia are the snakes and of course the huge poisonous spiders! The hairs on my arms are all sticking up! Lol!
December 23rd, 2015  
Yes Pam, browns are part of the taipan family and highly venomous. But don't feet our snakes and spiders put you off visiting the Land of Oz. You can forget both in urban areas, no problem at all. Snakes are, on the whole, timid creatures and will move out of your way if at all possible, make some noise and tap golf club on the ground is usually sufficient. Spiders? No problem at all except in some tropical regions, and even there you'd have to do silly things to get into bother. Don't let the pop press put you off Oz, it's a very big place with lots of different climatic zones, and around 80% living on the coastal zones. Much of the inland is arid or even desert. The south-east, east coast, south-west and Tasmania account for most of the numerical population.
December 23rd, 2015  
Only a little one maybe, but he may have a Mum or a Dad. I'd keep hold of those golf clubs just in case.
December 23rd, 2015  
Argh! Hate them! At least you can see them clearly on a golf course.
December 24th, 2015  
Not something I'd want to run into, but calming to read your note to Pam. Good capture, in fact, photographically without having to touch the thing.
December 24th, 2015  
but ugh.
December 24th, 2015  
Oh, gulp, my!
December 24th, 2015  
@onewing Absolutely! I keep my eyes peeled and ears pricked in any cover over 2"! The sound they make travelling through grass is quite distinctive.
December 25th, 2015  
@888rachel Not wrong! I can spot a snake on a fairway from a long way off. Twenty years of practice when I was on the land.
December 25th, 2015  
@taffy Just a snap with a p&s I carry much of the time. I'm pleased you haven't been deterred from visiting Oz by our wildlife. There's virtually nil risk in urban areas, and not much in rural parts unless one does silly things. At least we don't have bears! (Koalas aren't really part of the bear family.)
December 25th, 2015  
@joansmor Totally agree. Only one good kind of snake, a dead one!
December 25th, 2015  
@jyokota No need to worry about the ones you can see Junko. Just need great caution and common-sense in any cover over about 2" high.
December 25th, 2015  
@golftragic -- hmmm . . . you sound not-too-afraid . . .
December 26th, 2015  
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