Wildlife in Australia

1 April 2013
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by David Manning of Animal Ark.
Snakes are a different matter altogether and some of them, well most of them actually, are venomous. But still my advice is DON'T PANIC.

You are very unlikely to see one if you live in a city anyway and most are nocturnal and none will bite if you don't tread on them or try to hurt/scare them.

A dugite: adults to 1.2m long, sometimes longer

A Tiger Snake: adults to 1.2m long
At our animal roadshows we advise children and adults to "say G'day and walk away".

Despite the huge numbers of venomous snakes in Australia only about 1 person a year dies from a bite.