Aunty Adder Addled my Step

Sneaky little devil almost cut my serene weekend on Magnetic Island short. Death adders are famous for not getting out of your way (even though, compared to them, you are a big lumbering monster) and for having a rather nasty bite. Although it may not have killed me (the last recorded death due to a death adder in Queensland was an 11 year old girl in the 1930s (at least according to Wikipedia)), it would certainly have ruined my day.

In the end, I respectfully retracted my already extended foot, and bravely chose a different path through the undergrowth.

Thanks for chilling out on top of the warm rock, rather than being buried under some leaf litter, where I would probably not have spotted you.img_20170219_081849

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