Summer is the time that snakes become more active here in Oz
and this Summer they seem to be more active than usual.
It's not so uncommon to see a snake slithering across the path as you walk in bushy, grassy areas in parks and gardens.
Mostly they don't bother people but this year there have been a lot more people than usual who have been bitten by them.
The one below is a Common Brown Snake.
Brown snakes seem to be the ones that are most common in biting incidents and part of the problem may be in identifying them.
This group below are all Brown snakes and as you can see they are all definitely not brown in colour !
I like to give them a WIDE berth .......
and the one photographed recently in Cardwell, North Queensland (NOT a Brown snake this time ! ) would certainly have me moving in the opposite direction ....
F A S T.........!