Having only lived in Australia a short time I have not yet become enamoured with snakes. This morning a radio interview with a 'snake catcher' proved fascinating listening. This gentleman captures snakes from homes, sheds and other places where they are not welcomed by human habitation.
As I noticed a small snake wriggling quickly over the paddock just two days ago I pricked up my ears. What if that snake came indoors? I think I could bang pots and pans loud enough to frighten it outdoors again; that is if it hadn't time to hide under the furniture.
There was one glimmer of hope. Evidently if blue tongue lizards, or bobtail lizards if you live in another State, love snake eggs. We have blue tongue lizards! They spend a lot of time around the house in spring. After hearing the radio talk I am assuming [and I do know that when one assumes he, or she, makes an ass out of u and me ... but that is pushed to the back of my mind in this instance] that our friendly blue tongue lizards hang around solely to keep the snake population down in numbers.