Snakes are another Australian specialty. Many
are poisonous, such as this Black Tiger Snake.
This is the Copperhead, encountered on a
national park trail. Poisonous, of course.
A Python, non-poisonous, a constrictor that crushes its
prey to death.
The snakes never bothered me, but discovering leeches
on my legs was horrible. I managed to remove each
one before it latched on. Tossing the leeches away in
panic, there was no time for leech photography.
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