Last week we found a snake, or rather a snake popped-up out of a drainage channel and looked at us with suspicion.
We've not actually seen a snake in person before but had found discarded snake skins so knew they could be about.
It was about a meter long and moved pretty fast once it decided we weren't a threat or edible. It shot off across the lawn (er, well, baked earth with brown stuff on it) and into a ditch.
I think this is a non-venomous grass snake.
I ran back to the house for the camera and managed to get a couple of pictures.