They are on the move - after a long cold winter, the snakes are on the move and I have seen two today, both on the road. Both brown ones - and if they weren't dead already they would be soon. Sunning in the middle of a busy highway or road is a surefire way of getting dead!
But it is a reminder that they are out and about - especially near here where there is so much bushland, and water. Plenty of food for them, and plenty of bush to frolic in, if that is what snakes do.