LIVING on a farm in western Victoria had already given Bianca Dickinson a healthy fear of snakes.
That fear increased exponentially for the mother-of-four on Wednesday, when she took a photograph of her daughter Molly, 2, at the end of their driveway and unwittingly captured a monster eastern brown snake slithering frighteningly close behind the toddler.
Eastern browns are Australia’s second deadliest breed of snake, behind only the taipan.
“I haven’t slept since it happened,” Ms Dickinson said.
“Every time I shut my eyes I see that big snake and what could have happened. I see Molly being taken away in an ambulance.”