One Direction Warns Australian Fans Camping Out about Snake Attacks

But what self-respecting Aussie is afraid of snakes?

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Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik of One Direction perform during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 7, 2012 in New York City.

Nothing, not even poisonous snakes will stop some One Direction fans from getting a glimpse of their favorite boy band.

Obsessive One Direction fans were camped out behind the hotel where the band was staying after playing a show at the Adelaide Entertainment Center. The so-called Directioners either didn’t notice or didn’t care that the ground they were standing on was clearly marked with the normally fear-inducing phrase “Snake Habitat.” The members of One Direction saw the signs, though, and are worried for the safety of their fans invading the “snake habitats” around the resort’s perimeter.

Band member Liam Payne took to Twitter to urge fans to be careful.

The band’s devotees were undeterred, however, with one tweeting in response: “were Aussies Liam, we can handle snakes haha” (sic),:

When the fans didn’t heed his warning quickly enough, Payne sent out another tweet urging them to decamp:

Australia has proved hazardous for fans and members of the band alike. One Direction member Louis Tomlinson took a flying tumble on stage, slipping on a wet patch and ungracefully falling flat on his face during a performance of the band’s hit “Kiss You.” The video, of course, has gone viral.

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