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Friday, February 01, 2013

You know, living in Europe you don't really have any dangerous wildlife around. No wildcats, no wolfs, no poisonous snakes, no poisonous spiders, no poisonous jellyfish only poisonous gossip I suppose... and idiot drivers on the road.

Australia on the other hand is a different story. Do you know that quote about Bear Gryll??? "He calls it Man vs Wild, in Australia we call it camping". Well, I'm not much of a camping girl but them snakes and spiders they are giving me the creeps. You hardly ever see them... unless I go roller balding that is. It's a nice bike path through the bush, the beach just 20m to your side. BEAUTIFUL.. except for the snakes. They like to sun bake themselves on the pavement. I had a handful of near-encounters which really boosts your adrenaline level!!!
I never saw one when biking that same path (maybe the bike makes more noise??)... that is, I have never seen one before today: under the wheels of my son's bike. It was only a young snake I think, either a brown snake or tiger snake and only about 1m long, yet it gave me the freaks... he on the other hand was totally excited and thought it splendid. I didn't stop to check if it was dead... hopefully you won't call in greenpeace, cause I didn't check if the snake was actually dead... I didn't think it wise to encounter a injured, nettled poisonous snake, especially in company of a slightly excited 4 year old.

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    1966 days ago
    Yeah, I think I'd try to not check on snakes too!
    1967 days ago
    Little/young snakes become big/adult snakes so your son is my hero. I hate when I see a snake on the path. I'm usually too chicken to go around him so I turn around...he wins. Did you get the movie "Snakes on a Plane" in Australia? My former boss wrote the book that was adapted for that movie. As much as I loved my boss, I refused to go see the movie. Snakes....ick!
    1967 days ago
    Yes I think I would have kept going too, even at that young an age a snake can kill.
    Hope your 4 year old is learning not to touch snakes and spiders ...
    just to dangerous ... hugs Susie emoticon
    1967 days ago
    I would not stop either. You did the right the thing as these are dangerous creatures. I can understand about your son being excited as they do not know the danger.
    1967 days ago
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