I hate snakes.
I don’t care what species it is. I don’t care if it’s venomous or not. If I see one in my vicinity, I’m not going to attempt to determine what species it is and whether or not it poses an actual danger to humans. As far as I’m concerned, if it’s a snake, then it’s dangerous and I’m going to do one of two things. First, I will attempt to move away from it. If there’s no way to do that, or if the snake takes to following along after me as I try to move away, then I’m going to kill it. If I am able to successfully move away from the snake, then we can each go on our merry way. Unless it’s on my property. In that event, once I’m away from the snake, I will get something to use to kill it and it will be promptly dispatched.
And after reading the following articles, there’s no darned way I’m ever living in Australia. Probably not going to visit either.