NATURE: Australia Grey Snake Night Research
ABC News report dated 9th April 2022, titled, ‘Night research helps scale up estimates of grey snake population in NSW floodplains.’ (i)
Allan Ivarsson comments… As a dynamic thinking person, I am committed to the overview learning about any subject. The more we learn in overview the wiser we can become.
Have you ever heard a ‘Green Frog’ scream when it is captured by a Kookaburra? I have… they cry like a baby… it is a sad distressing sound… when I saw it captured being bashed to death upon the ground.
And this is the cruel world that imaginary God Created? The truth is Evolution Process is a cruel unjust process.
“The words “cute” and “snake” do not often go together, but that’s exactly how the frog-eating grey snake is being described.” (i)
“The venomous snake has only been seen a handful of times in the past 65 years.” (i)
“But that has changed thanks to Charles Sturt University honours student Talia Schlen.” (i)
“Scouring the clay landscape on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the New South Wales Riverina at night with a torch fitted to her head, Ms. Schlen came across the hard-to-spot reptile. “It was super exciting. I found 30 individuals, she said.” (i)
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A.I. comments… When I came up North ahead of my wife Jan, to establish our Australian Bushland property, I had to go out at night with a handheld torch to solve many problems that could only be solved at night. Like safely relocating hundreds of ‘Green Frog’ population at night away from the house, over five years. Doing essential hazard reduction burning in winter without denying wildlife freedom of movement. On one moonless night alone in the bush as usual, I turned the torch off and held my open hand in front of my eyes. It was so dark; I could not see my hand.
Often, I went out at night to hunt ‘Moon Spiders’ large grey spiders (Orb Weavers) that made large webs six to ten feet square blocking freedom of movement around the bush and even around the house. By day they slept up high amongst branches and in the gutters of our house, coming out into their webs after dusk. It took me four years of night hunting to wipe out hundreds of these large ‘Moon Spiders’ to make freedom of movement easier by day. After I killed these spiders, I went back in daylight to clear the webs with dead branches that Wallabies and Birds had not torn down by accident.
By the 5th year and thereafter I had wiped out all big weavers and just killed babies on the rare occasions they tried to reestablish themselves around the house. By day I killed hundreds of poisonous redbacks until now I only have to eliminate one or two redbacks each year. They can have the bush but are not allowed around the house.
Life is a challenge between the good guys and the bad guys. Question is… “Who are the good guys?”
Living safe from aggressive pests like ‘Moon Spiders’ & ‘Red Backs’ makes them the bad guys. As for the snakes on our property, the dangerous snakes are the browns. They are rare because other dangerous snakes like the red belly-black and yellow belly-black rule our bush. And the shy red belly-black is safe when left alone and it kills the more dangerous browns. Which is why I am happy when I see them around. As for harmless green snakes they are welcome they get rid of a lot of pests. Rats and mice vanish when snakes patrol our territory. The rule of life respect nature and only take out pests trying to invade your house.
I had to wipe out the paper wasps because they would attack you in a swarm around the house. But all of the other mud wasps large and small can travel safely around the outside of the house because they keep the spider population down. Yes, they can painfully sting, the soreness lasts for 4 to five days, but they only attack if they feel threatened mostly, they will avoid us.
The main problem now is eliminating ants nests large and small by killing the queens. I beat them back twenty years ago stopping their military invasion. Over forty species of ants have caused us invasion trouble years ago but now they are easy to control.
Well, that’s evolutionary nature…
Allan Ivarsson 2022 (now 73 years of age.)
Founder, director, chairman of ‘things to come’ called ‘Cosmicism’. The way of ‘Blue Light Cosmic Philosophy’, the way of ‘Cosmic Libertarianism’ which uses the most advanced intelligence in the Universe called ‘Philosophical Intelligence’.