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Are Victorian bathers really in danger from swimming serpents? This was the question being posed by ABC radio presenter Hilary Harper, after a Red-bellied Black Snake had caused considerable concern when it decided to take a dip at a popular swimming hole in Bright,...read more
The recent appearance of a Red-bellied Black Snake in a popular swimming hole in Bright, in north-east Victoria, apparently caused panic amongst the estimated 150 swimmers in attendance. So much so that one witness was moved to contact the ABC and recorded a radio...read more
In a recent update to our post about Dan Brandon, the 31-year-old English snake enthusiast who was found dead alongside one of his pets last August, the coroner has recorded a verdict of misadventure, stating that he believed the python was ‘instrumental’ in Brandon’s...read more
In the year just gone, the ability of large pythons to cause death or serious injury to adult humans was demonstrated on several occasions. Predictably, Indonesia featured prominently, given that it is home to the longest (if not the heaviest) snake in the world – the...read more
The need to exercise caution when dealing with large pythons was highlighted by several cases in 2017. In late March, Akbar Salubiro, a 25-year-old Indonesian villager from west Sulawesi, went missing after leaving his home to harvest palm oil fruit. Concerned family...read more