Since I have seen two snakes this season after going many years without having seen one, the sixteen-foot snake seemed like an appropriate Trove Tuesday subject. I searched Trove for “snake sixteen feet”. I then narrowed the results down to 1864 but first I noted how many articles came up with the words “snake sixteen feet”. A lot actually, making me think that just like hailstones are always the “size of golf balls”, snakes were once always sixteen feet long.
I did find more about the snake that was making its presence felt at Mount Fyans Station north of Mortlake.
I wonder if they ever did get to measure the “monster”?