The snakes we have seen have all been out in the open basking in the sun.
The number of snake sightings has prompted me to write an article for Bushcraft and Survival Magazine, http://www.bushcraftmagazine.com/
which will be in the next issue. I love wild snakes, and having been latched on several occassions the fascination is as strong as ever. The only thing is I dont catch them anymore , unless there is no alternative.
I hate to say it, but with age , ones reactions slow, and lightning reactions are a very important skill to handle venemous snakes. The photo is a Mozambique Spitting Cobra, which in addition to spraying its venom has a very fast, extremely deadly bite. Not for the faint hearted.
Note Im wearing a pair of courtney boots with snake guards below the calf
The other image is a Snouted Cobra. I have caught a number of these over the years, they are stunning looking snakes, and although reasonably easy to catch, they definitly get their message across, that they will bite, if you push your luck too far. The other photo, is one of the worlds most feared snake, The Black Mamba. I have come across these a few times and an envenomated bite is going to be bad news. They are agressive snakes, and have got efficient fangs to deliver a deadly bite. If you get into their personal space, they will actually go after you, so its not a good snake to mess with. I have found the smell of curry in the bush is an announcement that there is a black mamba nearby, and you are getting too close.
From this boot strike, you can see the characteristic coffin shaped head( that give me the heebies) and the inky blue inside of the mouth. Black Mambas arnt actually black, the name comes from the colouring of the inside of its mouth.