People are mesmerised by this snake's elegant movement along a fence

 mashable.com  2/15/2018 7:00:52 AM   Johnny Lieu

Snakes move in mysterious ways, but perhaps not always as mesmerisingly as this.

A video posted on the Facebook page of Bangor Vineyard Shed in Australia shows a Tasmanian tiger snake trying to navigate a thin fence line, which looks to be pretty challenging.

"I guess when you are a snake for a living then it’s quite cool to get a perspective from a new angle now and then. But that really does look like an awkward way to get around!" the post reads.

Matt Dunbabin, the owner of Bangor Vineyard Shed, told The Mercury snakes were common on the property — it's just that they don't climb like that.

"Certainly not along a strand of wire on the fence, it seemed really bizarre," he said. "They’re a part of the landscape that is great to see, and it’s fascinating to see behaviour that you just don’t normally see, it’s quite amazing."

According to Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife, the tiger snake is a usually timid species that is protected in the state, but faces threats from humans and fragmentation of habitat. 

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