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Fears and phobias can control or even ruin people’s lives. There are literally hundreds of different fears and phobias, but some are definitely more widespread than others. Personally, I don’t know anybody who suffers from selenophobia – fear of the moon, but I know plenty of people who suffer from ophidiophobia – fear of snakes. [...]

Snake Bite First Aid in Australia: What You Need to Know in an Emergency thumbnail

Fancy the chance of helping to save somebody’s life? Then read on… I was driving home from Bunnings a month ago, the car filled to capacity with flatpack garden furniture as I prepared for spring. Five minutes from home, I just about managed a minor swerve to avoid squashing the head of a snake who [...]

Heatwaves: More Dangerous Than Crocs, Sharks, Spiders and Snakes Combined thumbnail

There is an article in today’s Daily Mirror about a man who suffered horrific sunburn on the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. Apparently, last Friday, and I quote ‘He spent all afternoon in the garden, enjoying his girlfriend’s hot tub as temperatures soared high above 20°C.’ Ooh, scorchio! You can [...]

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We are now in the middle of spring here in Australia, but right now in Brisbane it very much feels like summer. Temperatures this month have mostly been between 25° and 30°C each day. A quick look at a weather website confirms that the highest temperature so far this month in Brisbane has been 32.2°C [...]

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Life couldn’t be better, could it? Imagine the scene: You are relaxing by the Yarra River in Melbourne, enjoying a barbecue with loved ones. You spot a hawk circling nearby and you admire the powerful bird of prey. Then something really unusual and scary happens. Yes, today is video day and the title of the [...]

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Yes, really. I’ve had enough of comparing supermarket prices for fruit and veg, meat, fish and other stuff, let’s compare snake bite seasons. In just one weeks time it will be winter here in Australia. Where I live though, Brisbane, you really wouldn’t think it. Daytime temperatures have been sitting at around 25° to 27° [...]

red-belly

I’ve mentioned the red-bellied black snake a few times around this website, but I’ve never actually posted a photograph of one or spoke about them in any real detail. So let’s change that today. This is a red-bellied black snake… Here’s another one, he has popped his head up to have a good look around… [...]

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If you took part in the Austrivia quiz I published in my post called How Much Do You Really Know About the Land Down Under, then you would know exactly how fast kangaroos can run. And believe me, it is pretty fast. Here is a picture though of some cute kangaroos not running… If you’ve [...]