Thursday, September 20, 2012


Just a timely reminder that snake season is upon us. A friend of mine just reported his first Red bellied black snake of the season so they are on the move after their winter slumber. A search of 'Canberra snakes' on trove reveal a myriad of snake reports across the Canberra City and suburbs. Sometimes described in nearly plague proportions.

The motto of the day though seems to have been 'a good snake is a dead snake' and the reports usually indicate a grisly end for the reptile. They killed them in the City centre, they killed them on the lawns of Parliament House and they killed them at Yarralumla. One report stood out from the others with the story of catching a Brown snake with a live frog attached to a fishing line...

Western Argus (Kalgoorlie) - Tuesday 12 January 1932