The picture of the snake below is going around in e-mails, it originally started off in Australia, most say the picture was taken in Cardwell Queensland, but the area has been changed in some e-mails.
There was a story about this snake in NBN saying the photo was taken in The Hunter Valley.
Read about it here.
A day later NBN contacted some experts to find out what type of snake it was, they seem to think it may be fake. Read about it here.
On some e-mails, it is mentioned that it was a King Brown, but if you have seen a King Brown they are a bit different than this snake.
Here in OZ we have over 140 different land snakes and about 32 different sea snakes. You do see snakes on the road and in the grass beside the road here in OZ. This photo is a bit of a hot topic at the moment. After I recieved this photo in an e-mail I went searching, I first found the article in the NBN then I found it was mentioned in the Hoax-Slayer, comments in here are interesting. :)
(Thank You for the photo John)