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Snakes 2014/2015

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Wed 19 Nov, 2014 2:48 pm

Just a warning to my SA colleagues.

After an average winter, and an early, dry and warm start to spring, it seems like there will be lots of snakes out in the coming months.

Saw what we think may have been either a python or red bellied black snake at Deep Creek last weekend, and today saw three snakes within an hour walking just north of Brown Hill along the Yurebilla trail in Adelaide - at least two of which were Eastern Browns, and one being quite a big boy of 6' or so and very well fed.

Keep your eyes open and make lots of noise!
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Re: Snakes 2014/2015

Postby philm » Thu 20 Nov, 2014 7:16 am

Yes plenty around at present. In terms of making noise it really seems like most snakes do not 'hear' you until you are only a few metres away. Over the years it has surprised me how close you get to the snake before it is aware of you. Once the snake is aware of you they quickly bolt so only an issue if you step on one by mistake!
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Re: Snakes 2014/2015

Postby photohiker » Thu 20 Nov, 2014 10:35 am

Yep, been seeing snakes in the hills for over a month. First was in late August, that's real early compared to previous years.
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Re: Snakes 2014/2015

Postby whitefang » Thu 20 Nov, 2014 11:12 am

I feel like I am getting lucky so far. Me and a mate have been out twice a week for the last few months and are yet to come across any. A couple of times we have been told "Watch out, there's a snake up a little further" but they must have been scared off before we got there because we never saw any. I am always conscious of the fact they could be around, but if I don't see one I'll be happy.
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Re: Snakes 2014/2015

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Tue 25 Nov, 2014 3:39 pm

You should go for a walk around Brown Hill on a hot day then.
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