Little Blade, a young Border Collie pup, woke to a shock on Thursday, experiencing his first ever winter snow.
Karl Gray, who captured Blade and his owner Trevor enjoying the snow, said while it wasn’t the first snowfall of the year at Dinner Plain, Victoria.
But it was the first snowfall that hadn’t melted as it reached the ground.
“Blade was a bit surprised really,” Mr Gray said.
“I ran into him and Trevor and Blade’s still a bub so it’s his first winter and first proper snowfall.
“We had some snow a few weeks ago and a flurry last week but it’s the first time the snow has settled.”
Mr Gray said Dinner Plain was unique as a snow destination as more and more families were renting houses for the entire season.
“They bring the family for the season and stay the whole winter which is pretty rare in Australia,” he said.
However, Blade will have to get used to the chill, with the autumn cold snap set to continue.
Bureau of Meteorology severe weather manager Steven McGibbony said strong winds, with gusts up to 90 or 100 kilometres an hour were forecast.
He said potentially heavy rain would develop across the next couple of days.
“It’s coming as quite a shock to a lot of people after a relatively warm autumn so far,” Mr McGibbony said.
“We had temperatures -3 or -4 in alpine areas and have already seen a dusting of snow through areas overnight.
After very much below average rainfall over the past three months we’re likely to see some soaking rainfall.”