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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

Snake season is upon us again, if you were to Google ‘snake season’ and select the results for the past month, you’ll find there’s lots of talk about snakes in Australia at the moment. As you can probably see from the snapshot above, there is talk about Surfers Paradise, that’s the famous beach on the [...]

bugs

I spoke to somebody on Sunday evening who explained that their dog “lost its bark” recently as if it had been to a cup final to cheer its team on and there was extra time. Turns out though that this can often be one of the first signs that your pet dog has been the [...]

eastern brown snake

The day was Friday, 5 February, that’s when it happened. On that day I had been living in Australia for two years, two months and 22 days, which is nice and easy to remember. And that was the day it happened, at last! I saw my first real wild snake. Yes, previously I had seen [...]

Australia Snakes

Okay, we have taken our time getting here, but I was hoping to ease you into it. We covered a lot of Australian bad things on our way and I hope you have seen that some of these things are just little cuties really. There have been 20 posts so far in the Australia’s Bad [...]

ANZ

Last month’s reprint of my article for Australia and New Zealand magazine was a top 5 countdown of Australia’s deadliest killers, the animals responsible for more human deaths than any others. The conclusion was the pointed combined fingers of many coroners to the mild-mannered often hay munching and occasion carrot crunching herbivorous horse as Australia’s [...]

brown

It seems ages since I last wrote anything about snakes in Australia, let’s put that straight today. Of course, today is Friday which means we get a YouTube video, except today we are going to get three. Different people will tell you different things about snakes and there is a massive difference between snakes being [...]

Taipan

Okay, let’s kick off 2012 with my favourite subject. Snakes! The Coastal Taipan is one of Australia’s most dangerous snakes. This very reclusive reptile is rarely spotted, even up north where it is believed to be much more common. Where I live, which is Western Suburbs of Brisbane, we have plenty of snakes. I had [...]