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Would you?

To be honest, I didn’t. However I have had my fair share of close calls with snakes during my farm work experiences over the winter. This time I have a choice and don’t have to wander through windy paths in rural areas. I know that snakes tend to escape if they feel the vibration of a person walking close by, it’s a relief that some of the most dangerous animals on dry land want to escape rather than attack.

But it seems that the path is fairly well worn, and I am sure walked regularly. But with that I ask….

Would you?

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    • Do spiders kill snakes? I wouldn’t have thought they could! But I am totally uneducated on this. I guess if there is a sign here (I haven’t seen too many signs on my travels) there must at least be a risk!

      I guess it seems less than there are as they slither away quietly so it would be hard to tell.

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      • It was a joke from somewhere. Possibly one of the Discworld books that features their version of Australia. Which I seem to think is called Four XXXX.

        It’s always amused me to think that the spiders were keeping the snake population under control.

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      • Well I did look it up on YouTube earlier and there was certainly footage! This confirmed to me what you said haha. But I would be relieved to hear it is a joke, as I really don’t want to be around deadly snakes AND spiders that can kill deadly snakes :/

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      • I think the Discworld book about Australia was “The Last Continent”. It’s a long time since I read it but I seem to remember something about Drop Bears that dropped out of trees onto people. I’m assuming that they were Koalas. I also seem to remember the place being called 4X because it was marked on maps as XXXX.

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      • Haha on a recent tour we were told about the legend of ‘drop bears’ and that weren’t a thing or anything to be concerned about when walking through wooded areas. They must get talked about a lot. And I know XXXX is a brand of beer, but that’s it!

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    • Haha, I must admit I was very relieved when I made my way to Brisbane after being in very rural areas for so long. Now I don’t have to be around snakes I choose not to!

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    • Really? I guess it depends where you are and how often you are in rural areas. I haven’t seen one until I worked on the farm for five months, in which I saw a good half dozen in that time. But I guess that shows how rare an encounter is, when I could be in fields all day for months and still only see a handful.

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    • I would certainly feel more at ease with some thick shoes and pants, not the shorts and flip flops I was probably wearing! It is very tempting but I was very hesitant, if you ever do this route please let me know what’s down there! Haha.

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