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042-Snakes, ticks and spiders on the trail

Show notes

Snakes, ticks and spiders are present through most areas we hike in Australia and as the weather starts to warm up, they become more common on the trail. For most hikers, snakes which are large and obvious are our biggest worries but we also have to contend with other smaller potential dangers such as the odd poisonous spider as well as ticks that are present in certain areas of the country. While not usually as big an issue as snakes, we also need to be aware of the impact that ticks and spiders can have on us.

This episode discusses what you need to know about each of these potential dangers, how to avoid them and what to do if you are bitten on the trail.

References

The written version of this podcast is contained in the following three articles:

Snakes on the Trail

Ticks and Hiking

Are spiders an issue for hikers

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