Watch out for these 10 'Beware of Snakes' signs and while you're at it, keep an eye out for actual snakes who probably have more to fear from YOU than you do from them.    

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

 

1) Get Baku

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape in Baku, Azerbaijan is famed for its ancient rock engravings. Someone in charge figured they'd go with the flow and paint warning signs on the rocks as well – hopefully not on top of the petroglyphs. DOH! Good thing the painter wasn't snakebit while working or we'd be reading “STOP...AAAHHhhhhhh”. (images above via Tony Bowden and Uncornered Market)   

 

2) Wasp Out

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

Remind us to update our will before visiting Taiwan, which would appear to be plagued with “poisonous snakes and wasps”. Snakes aside, what's the point in watching out for poisonous wasps? Wasps being wasps, by the time you see one it's probably too late. (image above via kytetiger 

 

3) No Rest for the Wicked

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

Geez, the New Mexico State Highway Dept. sure is picky about what goes on at their rest stops! Supervise your kids, leash your dogs, don't bring said dogs into the restroom (who even does that?), don't abuse the facilities... oh, and watch out for snakes. That's it, fasten your seat belts (and diapers), we're driving straight through to Arizona. (image above via Melissa Wilkins)

 

4) Apes & Asps

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

As if earthquakes, volcanoes and typhoons don't make travel in Japan “interesting” enough, now we have to contend with monkeys and snakes? Do they come at you together, tag-team style? Judging from this sign, however, those stealthy monkeys are the real danger. No way that cute li'l smiling snake is gonna cause any trouble. (image above via Lissa A.)

 

5) Standing 'Roo Only

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

“Beware of Snakes”, huh? Well you might try closing the doo- oh, right. That said, what's with the “No Standing” sign? Dude, if there are snakes around we're gonna stand, preferably on the highest object we can find. Like, say, that otherwise-useless door. Also, TIL in Australia you phone “000” in case of emergency, as in “OH OH OH I've been bitten by a snake!” (image above via Brian Yap)

 

6) Heidi Yo Wife

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

If the photographer's explanation can be believed, the Swiss Army is posting “Attention: Snakes” signs at military bases to keep out trespassers. Wait a sec, does Switzerland even have snakes? Even if they do, don't their soldiers have other weapons at their disposal... small, multi-functional knives, for example? (image above via Kecko)   

 

7) Slip Not

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

Back we go to Taiwan where not only are the floors slippery, they also appear to be covered in snakes! So much for that new Indiana Jones flick that WON'T be shot on location if Harrison Ford has any say. Then again, maybe it's not so bad: according to this sign, they've only got one venomous snake. (image above via adventurocity)

 

8) For Migrant Relief

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

Migrating snakes would seem to be a major headache for drivers in... Canada? This dark reptilian cloud has a silver lining, however: Canadian snakes migrate slowly – must be the cold, eh? – so it's easy to avoid them. (image above via David Fast)

 

9) Concrete Jungle

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

 

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

Best thing about living in big cities like the Big Apple: kids can safely walk to school without worrying about snakes and... yeah, we spoke too soon. NYC adds a uniquely urban issue to the mix as well, in the form of verminous rats! Luckily there's an easy solution to eliminate these pesky snakes and rats – vote them out at the next election. (image above via Salim Virji)

 

10) Boo, Hisss!

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre 'Beware Of Snakes' Signs

This sign is bad, and whomever disfigured it should feel bad. Oh, we don't mean the perceived lessening of the dangers of Australian snakes, nor the implied insult to every Aussie's mother (plus the moms of tourists). Those transgressions can be forgiven. Adding a superfluous and grammatically incorrect apostrophe and letter E to what should be “YOUR”, on the other hand, is simply inexcusable. (image above via Michael Coughlan)

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