I have just spotted my first snake at The Phenelry. After 2 years + here.
A red-bellied black, I fancy. But a splendid looking fellow anyway. Around 5 feet long, I’d guess. I tried to fetch my camera, but he was soon gone, into the welcome waters of my dam.
My tacit understanding here is that I do not kill or maim the locals, and vice versa.
Likewise, the snakes swim in the dam. I swim in my pool.