Narrabri VRA veteran Harvey Black reflected that his early Narrabri days were spent working at the Australia Telescope, amid a bevy of astronomy boffins. “They were all PhDs or Bachelors of Science” he said. “Myself and a mate were PhDs – Post Hole Diggers – and BScs – Black Snake Catchers.” Harvey adds that his career as a BSc continues as (what Topical describes as) ‘snake whisperer, removing unwanted snakes from homes, offices and backyards. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for more of them as the floodwater pushes snakes out of their habitats.

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