Born and bred here on a farm out in Gawler I have seen my fair share of scary wildlife, brown snakes being one of them, my brothers used to catch the babies and keep them in a reptile aquarium (boys will be boys) I have had some scary run in's with 3 of them in my teens and think of spiders are the pussy cats instead! we used to pull back planks of wood with about 10 redbacks and their egg sacks attatched to them. I have to admit the red back is bloody stunning if not abit scary.
When I moved to the UK 12 years ago I was upstairs in the bathroom and spotted a small snake on the floor in the corner. I froze, I sat there wondering how the hell I was to get out of the bathroom without walking past the snake. No one was home to help me and I sat for quite some time terrified...all sense of logic had left me.
Growing up on the farm we learnt to be still when we came across a snake, and to let it pass. so this is what i did, for about an hour. then I figured if I got the loo roll and flung it at it it would move away from where i needed to go, so there i was standing on top of the loo throwing the loo roll at a teeny tiny snake in an upstairs bathroom.
It didnt move, well it did shudder but didnt move.. then logic came back to me.. I was upstairs, how on earth would a snake climb two flights of stairs, it was tiny, then I realised the beast that had captured me at a stand still for over an hour was in fact one of the kids toy snakes!! Little S**ts!! still to this day it has kept me on my toes and been vigilant. Give me a spider any day compared to that toy snake!