Timabee wrote:Great videos and pictures! I am completely terrified by snakes but still find them interesting as well (from a VERY comfortable distance). Fear born of ignorance on my part no doubt.
Yes, like most things, the more you learn about them, the less terrifying they become. You actually have to guard against complacency because they're so timid and reclusive that you forget that some of them do carry a pretty potent venom load.
I can't belive you actually pursue these characters as my main aim is to avoid them at all costs.
Pursue is too strong...we just enjoy the encounters when we come across them, and if we don't, well...it's still a nice hike in a beautiful country.
As TW is home to numerous species of snake - I have asked many TW friends whether they have known anyone who has ever been bitten by one. Not a single person so far. What is the likelihood of a casual trail-hiker crossing paths with any of these varieties (i.e. Russell Viper) and actually being bitten?
See my post above...the likelihood is extremely small. Dusk and evening are the times you need to be more careful because visibility will be poorer then.
Keep the pics and videos coming...very interesting.
I should be posting some more videos and photos in the next couple of days. Thanks for your interest!