OUr kelpie killed one yesterday. A brown snake. It's the first time she's ever done it and I hope the last. That is surely a quick way to boot hill.
In our local town last summer there was a snake at the hospital front doors and someone killed and removed it but someone else complained to the National Parks officer since the snake was a protected species. *sigh* Yes they are protected but even the NP mob were okay with one being killed in this situation.
I think we are up to ten around the house here for this season. Away from the house we're quite happy to leave them be but around the house I don't even hestitate to ... yell for Jack to go and get rid of it. I'm too much of a wuss.
Last year we had one up the end of the verandah and since I didn't want to worry the boy about a snake being soooo close to being inside I happily called out to Jack to come out on the verandah. He is a bit hard of hearing and yelled back "What?"
so I said again "Come out here
"What for? I'm doing something
"Can you just come and look at this?
"What is it???? :madder:"
"Oh for God's sake, just come and get the bloody snake!"
That made him run
Like I said .. I have a heap of snake stoies lol