Snakes on a Plain

Shelley Gage s.gage100@hotmail.com
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:29:41 PST
So true.
Shelley
 South east Queensland 
 
> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 06:56:09 +1100
> From: frewintp@gmail.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Snakes on a Plain
> 
> Just to add some extra info re snakes themselves to Steven's excellent
> summary - snakes as you no doubt know can't hear -  my favoured method of
> letting snakes know that I'm around now that they're emerging coming into
> the warmer weather is a heavy step, plus a few strong stomps here and
> there, they'll stop moving when they feel the vibrations until they work
> out what it is.  And if there's a clear exit they'll turn tail and
> disappear.  In my 70 years of living amongst snakes from the tropics to
> desert and now dry southern bushland I've never met an aggressive snake
> who'll chase you - mostly I've found them as keen to get away from you as
> you are from them - and I've had dozens of encounters.  The only time I've
> had one actually come towards me was one day I watered a big brown in the
> garden by mistake, and he didn't like it!  I scooted!
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM, Alberto Castillo
> <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Thank you, Steven, this difference could be crucial and it is very good to
> > learn something so useful.
> >
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