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Paula Abdul said it best: He’s a cold-hearted snake. But Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) aren’t afraid of a little — er, big — reptile.

The Vampire Diaries stars travelled to Australia, along with Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), for TVD conventions in Sydney and Melbourne last weekend. It wasn’t all meet and greets and Q&As, though. Kat and Michael managed to find time to commune with some wildlife.

Both actors tweeted pictures of themselves holding pythons. “You know, just hanging around Sydney getting my Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts swag on,” wrote Trevino along with his pic. Meanwhile, Kat tweeted, “Pythons and Acid Wash” to accompany her photo.

Michael paired his slithery neckwear with a backwards hat, jeans, and a t. The casual ensemble really let the snake speak for itself. As for Kat, the daring fashionista wore ‘80s inspired jeans and a top so teeny, we can barely see it beneath the snake. It’s definitely a different look from Trevino’s dressed-down approach.

Both look very brave holding the constricting serpent, but who wore it best?