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Australia is a nest-bed for killers. Snakes, spiders, sharks, box jelly fish, sea snakes, stone fish, poison octopus and others that I can't think of. We are lucky here in the United States. It not as dangerous in the great outdoors.
This was very informative. These snakes can give one a lot of trouble. However, all snakes can be vital even if they don't bite. Any one of them can give a fellow a heart attack!
Great story on the snakes, it is very informative. I won't be in Australia any time soon.
Red touch Black, okay Jack; Red touch Yellow you're a dead fellow
Red touch black, okay Jack; Red touch yellow, you're a dead fellow
Snakes can be some lean mean & nasty critters!! worse than I ever thought. EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
Yes, both of those are coral snakes. The first one is the eastern US species and the 2nd one is the western US species. Its also important to note that there are coral snakes in Mexico, Central, and South America that DO NOT look like "typical" coral snakes with the red, yellow, and black bands. There are a few, such as the Variable Coral Snake, the Mayan Coral Snake, and the Central American Coral Snake that look nothing like "typical" coral snakes so be careful!
Are you sure that BOTH of the banded snakes are coral snakes?
They say the rattlesnakes in west Texas have stopped rattling when disturbed. They believe it is because of the feral hog infestation, and the hogs thinking the snakes are a delicacy. Makes them more dangerous though.
I've been bit by snakes twice, and it's pretty painful.
I always heard it red on black, friend of Jack, red on yellow, kill a fellow.
very interesting and informative..how about the gaboon viper, fer-de-lance and bushmaster?
O wow, while going through this I was thinking about saying, at least in Montana all we have to worry about is rattle snakes and I'm glad I don't live in Australia.
But never mind. Now I think I should just move to Ireland lol. Not really though, I guess at least still I only have to worry about 1 poisonus snake here. Make lots of noise while walking in snake country!
It is apparent to me that Australia is an excellent place to be from; far, far awar from.
"Black on red, Go ahead."
"Black on yellow, kill a fellow!"
Inland TaipanThe inland taipan is a fast moving Australian snake that hunts in the daytime. It can reach up to five feet in length, and will bite multiple times when provoked. One bite has enough venom to kill 100 adults.
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