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One Direction snake drama uncoils in Australia

(L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend world premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Ziegfeld Theater, Aug. 26, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Image by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

One Direction snake drama uncoils in Australia

By Steve Betts. CREATED Sep 24, 2013

The members of boy band One Direction are nothing if not considerate of their fans.

The guys can't help the reaction they cause in their young followers throughout the world, but when there is danger lurking, they go the extra mile to make sure those fans are safe. Currently in Adelaide, Australia for a series of three concerts, the British-Irish group had a "small gathering" of fans camped outside the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, where they were staying, according to the Australian Associated Press. That would have been fine, except for the signs posted around a river near the hotel warning of the presence of snakes, which prompted band member Liam Payne to caution the fans via Twitter.

"Girls behind the hotel please get out the fields there's a huge sign saying snake habitat it's just not worth it someone's gunna get hurt," Payne tweeted. Apparently they didn't pay attention, however, because three minutes later, the concerned singer sent out another tweet: "Are u not reading what I'm saying its a SNAKE HABITAT TURN AROUND."

One Direction will follow their Adelaide shows with shows in New Zealand. They will return to Australia for shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Fans will be surely there to greet them, but hopefully the snake danger is behind them!

Coincidentally, an exotic, venomous snake grounded a Qantas airliner in Sydney Sunday night. The tiny Mandarin rat snake was discovered in the passenger cabin of the plane, according to the National Post, leaving 370 passengers stranded overnight.

What is it with that country and $%#@! snakes? And where's "Snakes on a Plane" star Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?