Red bellied black snake

The red bellied black snake is regarded as a dangerous Australian.It is also a very placid snake,it has to be harassed greatly before it will bite.
Today I have proven this……I was at work cleaning a build up of debris, from around a gum tree.This area will be landscaped and a new garden establised.I knew that a few red bellies have been residing in there.So I was being VERY observant I was using a steel rake to drag the rubbish away.Every thing happened quickly….I’ve dragged the pile of rubbish towards me and all so deftly, deposited a red belly on my boot !!! We made brief eye eye contact and I mean brief.We both went in opposite directions.The snake went under another pile of rubbish.I dragged him back out to make sure I had’nt injured him,he was unhurt thank goodness.He was a decent size about 4 foot and approximately 2 inch diametre in his fattest part.Now I think having your door bashed in and being dragged out of bed with a steel rake,would be classified as…. being greatly harassed !!! The joys of working out-doors.

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