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Bush Walking in Rathdowney

When I went walking at Rathdowney, we walked up a huge, steep hill. It had a lot of lantana and little rocks which made it slippery. There were a lot of trees and scrub.

My dad had already climbed this hill a few times before and he said there were a lot of dingoes, but he didn't say there were many other animals or reptiles.

Up in a tree my mum spotted a large carpet python. It was black with brownish lines on it, with a bluish, purple tongue with black eyes.

Carpet snake sliding over branch.
Lino cut print of the carpet snake slithering down the tree by a student from Boronia Heights.

The snake started to slither down the tree until it reached the ground. Then it came closer and closer, until it was about five metres away.

We started to walk away slowly until we got to our camp site. That was close!

Author - student from Boronia Heights.

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to celebrate World Environment Day.

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