Queenslanders are having to watch out for poisonous snakes who also want a safe spot on high ground. One farming couple is sharing their refuge with hundreds of them.
The worry for those who fear snakes is that the cleaning up is likely to prove more alarming that the actual flooding.
Stewart warned that snakes driven out of their holes by the flooding will look for new nesting places when the water subsides. ‘They’re getting into ceilings,’ he said.
According to Hoser, they get under any cover they can find and could attack if disturbed.
And after the waters recede and everybody’s cleared the snakes out of their houses? The rats are likely to go into overdrive filling ecological niches suddenly opened to them by the drownings of other small mammal species in the flood.
Ugh. No fun, no fun at all.