A brown snake makes its way onto an Adelaide football ground during a pre-season match, causing chaos and confusion among players, coaches and onlookers.
A syndicate is busted for wedging lizards into cooking appliances, food packaging and toys in an attempt to smuggle them out of Melbourne to be sold as pets in Hong Kong and China.
Blurred vision, a numb mouth, tingly lips and a foot that "felt like it was about to explode" — these were the symptoms that struck famer Luke Bartlett after two bites from a highly venomous snake at his property near Goulburn. Nearly two weeks later, the venom is still in his system.
A far north Queensland family save a 22-month-old boy from the jaws of a four-metre-long scrub python after it latched onto the child while he was playing at the family home in Julatten, north of Cairns.