Be careful if you go out in the bush, you might be in for a surprise. We were yesterday. About 7pm, we had had tea and went outside to look at the smoke from the local fires. There had been warnings of severe thunderstorms. A few days earlier my grandaughter had got a fright from a strike near our place so she stayed inside. Pat went to go back inside for a camera, and there was a 2'6" brown trying to get under the wire door at the back door. As soon as the snake saw Pat, it reared ready to strike. It was very similar colour to the mat. Had Nat come outside she was gone. Had Pat not seen the bugger, she would have got bitten. Had it been a bit darker it is doubtful Pat would have seen the it. So, be careful if you stop near grass or anywhere outside. They are about.