I live near Merri Creek and there are warnings that the Eastern Brown Snake is active during the warmer months and to be careful. This bloke is easily our most deadly snake but lucky for me it is quite timid and non confrontational. I have lived near Merri Creek most of my life and have only ever seen 2 and they were retreating. I do put the dogs on the lead when I am walking them there though. Jack would antagonize a snake if he saw one by barking furiously. Best to be safe. The snakes I have crocheted are no threat to man or beast.
If you would like to make one I have attached the pattern here. These snakes are friendly and totally harmless and just want to make friends with you.
You can even bring them inside and let them have a look around. This pattern is ideal for the beginner to crochet amigurumi. If you need any help or have a question email me at email@example.com.