Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake, never seen one that big before it was no joke as thick as my forearm just basking in the sun, had to look twice as it was more like a bloody anaconda. So when a skinny eastern brown sat in the middle of the road 5 mins later it was all over for me, my detecting trip was ruined...2 snakes in 5 minutes reduced my desire to go deep in the scrub this time. At camp I referred a few new prospectors to a good panning spot only to be told the next morning a guy had told them don't come down this way he'd seen several snakes and the last one was a 6-7 foot King Brown. I think it was at that point they understood why I was walking around in my army boots,neoprene's with snake gaiters. Might have seemed like overkill but stepping in the wrong spot is not the way I wish to go out of this world! Several dead snakes on the road so be careful they are bloody everywhere at the moment.