This photo submission has been supplied by NULCA Associate Member Adam Bates of Hunter Ground Research, taken this week less than 1 km from the main street of Singleton, New South Wales.
The image is a reminder that it is important to thoroughly inspect pits and manholes before making any connections to cables.
Despite summer having finished and the weather cooling down, snakes are still active in many areas around the country.
Have you spotted an interesting utility set up on site or out on the street? Send us your photos for your chance to be featured in an upcoming Utility Location e-newsletter and in the upcoming edition of Trenchless Australasia magazine.
Send your photos to NULCA Vice President Nat Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org