However you feel about snakes, it’s almost certain you don’t expect to see one when you’re shopping for underwear.
Or looking for your car after a gym session.
But, really, we live in Australia. Maybe we should know better. We should indeed expect to find various reptiles and arachnids around most corners, and where you’d least expect to find them.
There have been enough snakes-in-unexpected-places stories this summer that it’s worth a quick recap.
So where could you have found a snake near you?
The underwear section of Target
The customer, who was a former employee of the store, noticed the snake when she was reaching for some underwear and saw it staring at her. Read it here
Fighting a redback spider
In the red corner: a deadly spider.
In the brown corner: a venomous snake. Read it here
Eating another snake like it’s no big deal
“I figured it was two snakes that I thought were mating, actually, then realised they were different species,”
Under your car in the carpark
In a two week period the Australian Snake Catchers have rescued more than 20 snakes from backyards across parts of Sydney. Read it here
In your helmet at the fire station
What is worse than finding a snake in your house? Finding a snake inside your helmet. Read it here
In the arms of a 10-year-old
“I really enjoyed getting to handle them.” Read it here
In your bedroom
She went to the bathroom after retiring for the night. It was dark. Let’s just say the noise she thought was the cat … well, it wasn’t.
In your front yard
“Keeping your lawn short and yard free of debris will reduce the likelihood of snakes in your yard.” Read it here
Casually, in an empty car spot
“You saw Snakes on a Plane [and] Snakes on a Train, now we bring you snakes in a car park”.
Eating ANOTHER SNAKE
“My father used to say if you have a black snake in your hay shed it’d eat a brown snake – but this was the other way round.” Read it here
In the cafe’s planter box
Breakfast included an impromptu reptile show at this Newcastle cafe when the snake one diner thought was a toy actually came to life!