I’m off to Australia this afternoon. Apologies to everyone who’s emailed me in the last few days who hasn’t got an answer – I hope I’ll be catching up a bit on the plane.
By the way, where I often go running in Houston there are some really really cool snakes:
It’s a Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius tener) which is definitely my kind of venemous snake – its mouth is too small to get a grip on humans and it’s also rather slow-moving. It conforms to what someone at One Arm Point told me, that if you see a snake track that’s goordilgoordil (twisting, crooked) there’s no need to worry, but if it doesn’t have a lot of bends in it that’s the one to look out for.