A Conversation for Stories to Scare Tourists in Australia

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Think I might give this one a once over. Any objections or further suggestions?
Froodsmiley - wizard

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No objections. I just discovered your thread and found it very interesting. I am Canadian but my first cousins are Australian. They have always come to visit here in our winter months to experience another type of climate ( God only knows why they would like to freeze their buts off!) But last spring Kate came on her way to Europe on business. We went for a walk on a nature trail behind my house, came upon a snake. No she didn't panic but explained to me that Australians in similar curcumstances walk single file because snakes scatter outwards and disapear thus the likelyhood of getting attacked diminishes. Good advice when I'm in rattler country. K

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Hmmm. Can't say I've ever heard of that. It really depends on which snake you've disturbed. Black snakes will tend to head off in the opposite direction, but if you've annoyed a tiger snake, they'll chase you. I remember once being chased by a tiger snake, I climbed onto a fence post and looked back. It got to a certain invisible line (in the sand ...??) and turned back. I imagine that it had come to some type of snakey territorial boundary, I wasn't there, so it was satisfied that the threat (me, at about 11 years old) was no more.

This is me running smiley - runsmiley - magic

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