|This is a green tree snake that was living in our suburban garden.|
Earlier this week when driving home from work I was enjoying the abundance of Kingfishers flying around. (I believe they are Sacred Kingfishers.) Flashes of iridescent turquoise caught my eye as I drove along. There was also a goodly number of them sitting along the power-lines. Inwardly I rejoiced at this lovely pageant of nature. I was feeling grateful that this pageant marked the part of my journey near my home, as I commute to work.
Much further up the road I could see a pothole that stretched across the middle of the bitumen. I thought that was strange as the pothole had not been there in the morning when I had driven to work. As I drew closer I saw that it wasn't a pothole at all but a large Red Belly Black snake that had decided to cross the road. It is Spring breeding season so this was probably a male seeking female type situation.
As I had already moved to the edge of the road to avoid what I though was a pothole, I managed not to run over the snake. I checked by rear vision mirror to make sure he was still on the road and had not become caught up under my car. Driving home and into the garage with him caught up under my car was not something I really wanted to experience.