The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

The Buzz

Be Mesmerized by This Snake Slithering Along a Wire Fence




This snake isn't local, but that doesn't make the Tasmanian tiger snake's moves any less noteworthy. 

The video, originally posted on Facebook by Bangor Vineyard Shed in Australia, has been making the rounds on the Internet. That's not surprising, considering you've probably never witnessed a slick high-wire act like this before.

"The things you see out on the farm!" they wrote on Facebook. "I guess when you are a snake for a living then it’s quite cool to get a perspective from a new angle now and then. But that really does look like an awkward way to get around!"

Awkward, yes. Impressive? Absolutely. It may even give Nik Wallenda some ideas for his next feat.

"They're a part of the landscape that is great to see, and it’s fascinating to see behaviour that you just don’t normally see," vineyard owner Matt Dunbabin told The Mercury. "It’s quite amazing."

Dunbabin said the snake just "kept going along the fence" when he decided to grab some video.

Tasmanian tiger snakes have highly toxic venom, and are usually very timid. Not this time, though.

"I had done a video, so I just let it get on with its day," Dunbabin said. "It seemed happy enough, it could climb down whenever it wanted."

Quiz: How Savvy Are You About Snowy Owls?

12/19/2018

Take this quiz to see how much you know about this treasured species.

Read More


Have Your Christmas Lights Been Cut? Blame These Troublemakers

12/17/2018

Almost nothing kills the holiday spirit quite like looking out your window to find that the Christmas lights you spent hours hanging outside are no longer lighting up the winter night.

Read More


Creature Feature: The Stunning Snowy Owl

12/16/2018

Snowy owls are a prized find among bird-watchers, because the beautiful birds are a sight to behold set against a wintry backdrop.

Read More


The Citizen Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates