My fondest memory of our recent trip to the US was hundreds of these at Niagara Falls and everybody insisting they were rattlerst
Yeah here in the states, most people in the woods are pretty clueless about what they see...lol.My dad also found a very large Gopher Snake while in Yellowstone but neglected to actually tell us. He said everybody was also insisting that it too was a rattler
Its the same here, people just think anything with 6 or more legs will kill you when in reality theres like 6 or so species out of several thousand spiders that are officially confirmed to be deadly, and only a handful that even live close to people. Same goes for our snakes, although admittedly we do have a few deadly ones that live alongside humans like Brown Snakes and Coastal TaipainsYeah here in the states, most people in the woods are pretty clueless about what they see...lol.
Hey, look at the eagles....um, no...those are vultures.
I saw wolves...um, no, you saw coyote
Look at the frog! umm, no that's a toad
Wow,, a loon! ..umm, no, those are cormorants