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29 December 2012 @ 12:31 pm
Not going outside unless I have to  
There's a snake in my yard. About 110cm long and 5cm at its widest, it's grey/green with a vivid yellow belly. Snake identification site says it's a non-venomous common tree snake but it makes no difference, there's a freaking snake in my yard and I am terrified of snakes. It followed me down the path I swear, before taking off into the rockery in pursuit of a lizard. A cloud of Noisy Miners descended on a palm in the rockery and set up such a racket above it, and eventually the snake took himself off.

At present it's in the carport next to my car. What if it's still there when I need to go out later? Or worse - what if it's not? And has got up into the undercarriage of my car and makes its way inside? My head says it's not actually possible but my hind-brain says There's Gaps! It Could!

In any event my plans to spend most of the day in the garden have been shot to pieces. No way while there's a freaking snake about.
Current Mood: scaredscared
clmiles: Snow 02 (cardinal)clmiles on December 29th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
I don't mind snakes, we get a lot of garden snakes here, but if I had to worry about coming upon a venomous snakes it would freak me out. I'd never want to go outside! Thank goodness I live in an area that has no poisonous snakes or spiders!

Okay, a snake IN my car would not make me a very a happy person. Hopefully your friend has slithered off to find a pretty she snake! ;)
miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)
That's the Australian wildlife for you, always cheerfully trying to knock you off. We don't have bears or big carnivorous cats, but we do have deadly snakes, spiders, crocodiles, box jellyfish, stingrays,sharks etc which make for an interesting life. Even the kangaroos will disembowel you, given half a chance.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPA CALMdraycevixen on December 29th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)

I'm certainly not going to laugh at you given how strong my mother's snake phobia is.

Still, deep calming breaths, petal. It's summertime there, right? There's no good reason for this snake to either stay in your carport or get up in to your car. It's warmer outside, where the food supply is.
miwahni: ST Spock Logicmiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
That's what my LOGICAL brain was telling me. There are far more interesting places for a snake than in my carport or car. All the same... I got a lot of reading done today. *g*
And thank you for the gingerbread man! If all else fails I can feed him to the snake.
entropy_houseentropy_house on December 29th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
I think there must be PLENTY of stuff to do inside the house!
miwahni: Boosh Tarantula eggsmiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
It was a good excuse to curl up with a book, until I needed to go to the supermarket. Then it was a matter of tiptoeing out, and being very cautious while getting into car. No sign of my visitor, fortunately; it seems to have slithered off the scene.
sunray45: B&D Wetsuitssunray45 on December 29th, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
At least it is outside and not curled up in your bed! That's what a Nerang couple found when making their bed, a harmless tree snake curled up in the doonah.

According to the snake catcher, 'tis the season to watch out for snakes.

Hope he decides to go back to the park or wherever he cam from. *HUGS*
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
Oh no I'd never be able to sleep in that bed again! I am that terrified of snakes, it would freak me out completely.
No sign of the snake when I came back outside later this afternoon; hopefully he won't come back in a hurry.
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miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
I don't mind spiders, they're easy enough to deal with if need be and they do some good too. But snakes - uuurrgh. Thanks for the hug!
Trepkostrepkos on December 29th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
*wants snake in my yard - and Noisy Miners!*
miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on December 29th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
*boxes snake up and posts to Great Britain*
Seriously you're welcome to it but you'd have to catch it for yourself, I'm not getting too close.
Noisy Miners are funny little birds and they make a hell of a racket when something encroaches on their territory. They certainly weren't impressed by Mr Snake today.
byslantedlight: Doyle - It Does Get Better (crimson_37)byslantedlight on December 29th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Well rats - but don't forget, the harmless tree snake will be alot more scared of you than you are of it, so if you did come across each other he'd probably slither away quickly. As Sunray says, just make plenty of noise when you go out there for a while, and he'll no doubt decide there are other, more peaceful gardens to visit. It'll be okay!
miwahni: Random Ulu-roomiwahni on December 29th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
The "harmless" tree snake was following me at first. See M. See M run. Run, M, run! *g*
Have been stomping heavily when I've had to go outside, just in case it's still lurking nearby.
jaicen5jaicen5 on January 2nd, 2013 08:55 am (UTC)
I had one in my high rise house once, tangled up with all the cords from the TV set, it had come up through the aerial hole. They move around a lot at this time of year, sussing out places to spend the winter, he's just looking for a hidyhole. Ours lived in the garden for a couple of years and never bothered us.
miwahni: Pros Ouchmiwahni on January 2nd, 2013 10:24 am (UTC)
I would never have turned the tv on again. In fact I'd have seriously considered moving. Their very existence bothers me!