Russell Crowe has taken his children snake spotting.

The Hollywood star and his two sons, Charles, six, and Tennyson, three - his children with wife Danielle Spencer - went for a walk in the "bush" to see if they could find any reptiles.

Australian actor Russell - who was born in New Zealand - tweeted today (29.06.10): "Walking in the bush today w/- Charlie and Tenny pointing out places snakes like to hang. They are getting big now, T nearly walked all the way. (sic)"

The 46-year-old actor has been enjoying being back in Australia - where the family live - after a long promotional tour for 'Robin Hood'.

He wrote on his twitter page at the weekend: "Spectacular clear skies in Perth, Western Australia. it was less than zero early this morning, but the day is waking up nicely. (sic)"

Russell's wife Danielle recently revealed her husband is a "softie" with their children, despite his hardman reputation.

The singer said: "I don't think I've tamed Russell, I just think there's a natural progression when you become a parent - you're relaxed and happier. There's a pretty big shift in your focus when you have children. You can't really be selfish anymore, and I think that's a good shift. Having children is grounding and very humbling. But I'm the tough one with them, let me put it that way. He's the softie."