As well as my work as a sociologist, I'm also a professional snake catcher. I don’t expect people to love snakes, but I believe they should know more about them - and it's not all bad.
Some skinks have been known to kill their babies – but one remarkable species goes to any lengths to save them.
There has been at least one fatal bite from a very small brown snake in Australia. But now we know that venom is different in adult and baby brown snakes.
Your guide to the cocktail of deadly chemicals in animal venom.