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Saturday, November 05, 2016

The day was perfect for a long walk. We are so fortunate that the councils here have collaborated to develop many walking paths and that include many kilometers along the beach. DH and I went to a different section of foreshore walking paths and walked for almost 2 hours covering 7.5 kms.It was lovely. We enjoyed the conditions, views and opportunity to relax in an active way.

During the walk we saw two bearded dragon lizards, many birds and I spotted a quite long, probably 1.5 meters in length) eastern brown snake. Fortunately it was on the other side of a low but thick stone wall. These snakes are highly venomous, as are most snakes in southern Australia. The eastern brown snakes are timid and prefer to move away from people! They do a great job of keeping the mice and rat populations in check. After seeing this reptile I kept a close eye on the dune vegetation along the walking path as the protective wall only extended for a short distance!



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  • NARNIAROSE2003
    Wow, how exciting! Good for you. I am getting to where I would much rather do "active" fun things now than not.
    1688 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    Nice walk...I am very nervous about snakes. We have 4 kinds of poisonous snakes here, and although venomous, they are not highly so. Just the same, I would not wish to be near enough to any snake to risk being bitten! So glad you stayed safe!
    1689 days ago
  • YAZFAN71
    Sounds like an adventurous walk, that's for sure!
    1689 days ago
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