Mr Tickles, the climbing brown snake

Driving back from the farm with my brother, in Forbes, country New South Wales the other day, my brother exclaimed “What was that?”. He put the car in to reverse, driving back through the dust from the gravel road. Then he pointed to what was on the barb wire fence. I needed a second look, but there, just about 5 paces away, was a 6 foot long brown snake. So I got out of the car, grabbed my new camera, and took all the photos I could. I didn’t want to get too close, those things are deadly.
Mr Tickles the fence climbing brown snake

2 Comments

  1. Posted September 27, 2007 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Glenn,
    this photo is bloody fantastic! Sends shivers down my spine and reminds me of being chased down a hill by one of these things in Canberra when I was about 7. Luckily there were 3 of us and the snake went after Rowan who was the fastest of all of us and managed to get away…

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    Posted September 28, 2007 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    The snake chased you? This one hardly moved. He was a very happy snake. I think he probably has just eaten a few mice or something