Snakes Australia

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 [...]

snake

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 [...]

A taipan

There is a lot of negative talk about the spiders and snakes of Australia. In fact whenever they are mentioned, it’s not long before the “death” word appears in the conversation. This is something that does not happen in the UK. It is very rare that spiders and death crop up in the same sentence [...]

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 [...]