Charlie wondered into the house very calm and said in a 'matter of fact' voice.. "Mum there's a snake in my toolbox". At first I thought he was joking as he disappeared outside again but then I told hubby to quickly go outside and see what was happening. Sure enough we had a snake in the tool box. We had the local snakeman 'Dave' pop over to see what kind of snake it was. Just for your information Australia has 8 of the world’s 10 deadliest land snakes and in Townsville we seem to have most of the 8 living here - big grin... Anyway it turned out to be a common tree snake having a rest after consuming the tree frogs which inhabit our back verandah.
Nature study up close (too close in my opinion!)
Getting the snake out of the tool box so Dave could see what type of snake it was.
Dave held the snake so that the kids could have a good look at it. Then he took the snake far, far away...