Australian Snakes

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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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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 [...]

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Following the snakes awaking post on Monday, you’d think the best thing to do would be to keep your eyes on the ground checking for danger. Well, it’s not as simple as that! Because at the same time as those snakes are surfacing from their winter slumber, nests are being built in trees. Nests for [...]

Croc

So I have this category called Australia’s bad things. This is where I talk about the frightening killers that roam freely around Australia, like the spiders, snakes, the crocodiles and the sharks to name just some. But as I’m sure anyone who reads this blog regularly will already know, I don’t really think they are [...]

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I’m sure some of you may have been mildly interested in my video at the beginning of the week about our second full year living in Australia, the highlights of 2009, but I am sure that what you really want to know about 2009 is what did Australia’s Bad Things achieve during the year. How [...]

not a funnel web spider

Many people would love to live in Australia and dream of moving here at some point. But also for many the fear of snakes and spiders in Australia may just be enough to put them off the idea. So what’s it really like when you do live in Australia? Acclimatisation – getting used to Australian [...]

The Eastern Brown Snake

In my first post about snakes I explained that the Brisbane area has eight snakes that can kill. Nationwide though, Australia has around 140 different species of snake of which 12 can kill. We have another 30 or so sea snakes. So, it’s worse than you thought right? Wrong! According to my research, as at [...]