22 Photos That Prove Australia Is Hell For Ophidiophobes

If you’re afraid of snakes, can you even make it though this post?

1. You might have heard Australia has a lot of snakes.

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140 types species of land snake and 32 species of sea snake, to be exact.

2. But did you know Australia is home to 21 of the 25 most venomous snake breeds in the world?

3. And around 100 venomous species in total.

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But don’t worry, only 12 of those are “likely to inflict a wound that could kill you”, according to the New South Wales government. Isn’t that reassuring!

4. It’s not uncommon to find snakes around homes.

5. But hey, they always knock!

6. Unless they sneak in through the light fixtures.

7. Or hide out in kid’s bedrooms.

Gold Coast Snake Catcher / Via Facebook: Goldcoastsnakecatcher

8. Or chill in the toilet.

9. OK, they’re not really big on privacy.

10. But really they just want to be a part of the fun.

Snake Catcher Victoria Australia / Via buzzfeed.com

11. This guy just wants to drink beer with his mates.

12. While this one is enjoying just chilling at the beach.

13. This one loves swimming AND getting pissed with friends, which is peak Australian to be honest.

 

14. This little lady just fancies a round of golf.

15. And this one is ready for a roadtrip.

Mundoo Island Station / Via Facebook: pg

16. This guy can’t resist a snag.

17. But you should know, many snakes have somewhat… larger appetites.

 

18. It’s not at all terrifying, is it?

19. Like, the occasional snake orgy in your backyard pool is no big deal, right?

Wild Encounters / Via Facebook: WildEncountersGoldCoast

20. I mean, a snake in your cereal will definitely wake you up.

21. Just don’t forget to brush your teeth!

22. WHO AM I KIDDING NOT EVEN SNAKES ARE SAFE FROM SNAKES LOCK YOUR DOORS BAR YOUR WINDOWS BAN AUSTRALIA WHAT EVEN IS THIS COUNTRY.

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Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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