It is illegal to kill most snakes that live in Australia.
Speicifically…most of the ones that will kill *you*.
Australians, in a fit of being…well, actually really pretty much totally reasonable, started killing deadly snakes on a sight.
Eventually, Australians also became so good at *spotting* these deadly snakes that the deadly snakes became endangered.
So, now it is against the law to kill a killer snake.
So…if we find a King Brown
or a not-at-all-worryingly-named Death Adder
hanging out by the laundry at night, we just…have to warn everyone that, no, seriously
, *you must have a light
* when walking.
On the other hand…. I found a shedded snake skin outside of the kitchen this morning! It was in really good shape too, the head of the snake was almost entirely intact! i could see where the eyes of the snake were! It was *awesome*!