I had a (too) close encounter with a death adder on my last trip. I stood on the spinifex at the bottom right of the pic (you can see my boot print bottom centre), he sprung upwards like a coil, his head went left, then he sprung up again with his head facing right. Luckily for me it wasn't an outward thrust at my leg, which is probably the only reason I'm here to write this, as you have approx 7 minutes to survive after a strike (if you receive no medical attention) :gulp: scared the absolute bejeezus outa me, he/she was kind enough to sit there for a few minutes whilst I took this pic.


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Death Adder