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January 30, 2021

WE WONDER WHY ANYBODY IN AUSTRALIA IS EVER SURPRISED BY SNAKES

An Adelaide Hills woman has had the fright of her life after she found a red-bellied black snake curled up in her pyjama drawer on Wednesday night.

(Thanks to pharmaross)

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Speaking of trouser snakes, there once was a woman from Climax, Saskatchewan, who was afraid of flies until she unzipped one.

If you live near woods, it is generally a good idea not to leave your doors and windows open, nor have pet doors. You know how those woodland creatures are. They know it's better in than out.

Have you ever noticed that the reporters of Australian snake problems never mention whether or not they are venomous?. I suppose that everyone living in Australia, and wants to continue doing so, assumes that every critter that crawls,walks, flies or swims is dangerous.

Bananas in Pyjamas is a big hit show Down Under. Snakes in Pyjamas? Not so much.

To change a Groucho Marx line--

"I once shot a snake in my pajamas. Why it was wearing my pajamas, I'll never know.

le Pet, yeah, I wondered too. The article doesn't mention it because, according to the font of knowledge (Wikipedia) it's one of the least venomous snakes in Oz. All it has in its venom are neurotoxins, haemolytic toxins, myotoxins and coagulants -- and can cause the bitten to lose their sense of smell, apparently making people think they have COVID-19. Other than that, hardly worth worrying about, apparently.

Curiosity is a terrible curse.

Prairie Cynic---All toxins aside, a lot snakebite fatalities in Australia occur from a heart attack when a person is bitten by a snake...Or a spider... or a duckbill platypus...or...?

Thanks to years of Dave’s blog, I never want to visit Australia.

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