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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Wormwood, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Monday, the first Monday of the Year to be exact had an unexpected customer turn up for a coffee and a chat.

    Actually it went something like this:

    I was sitting in the Sunroom out the back reading and browsing away earlish on New Years Day, about two hours later my wife comes down and I ask her to turn on the coffee machine.

    She heads over to the machine via the loo - on the way back to the machine she stops, looks at me and asks "Where did the snake come from?" I give her a blank look so she tries again " Who put the snake here?" By this time I am thinking... well my wife is on strong pain meds coupled with handful of other goodies so her eyes are most likely focusing in correctly... but I got up anyway.

    As I move across the room Alex's tone changes a tad "There is a SNAKE here" - I round the bar in a slow amble ... and my eyes catch sight of the drip tray with what my brain was telling me is a Door Draft preventer aka "door snake" laid over the tray - until I saw it head looking at me from behind the counter scenting the air.

    I am so proud of my wife - she didn't loose it at all. We called WIRES and two hour later a chap named Garth turned up to relocated.

    We both wonder what would have happened if we didn't find the snake... the machine was off so it wasn't warm and it's summer out there so it's not like needs a good spot to sleep off the winter. That and the fact we have never seen a snake in our area before. There is a thicket of trees next door with a pond in the centre with a feast of frogs so I do believe our friend turned up from there.


    Please forgive the shots - more point and shoot than posed ... I did try but my new friend wasn't listening.


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    Wormwood
     
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  2. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    Dave
    That's what I love about this place...you never know what you're gonna see next.
    Thanks for posting these.
     
  3. Did he say what type of snake it was? I'm a bit rusty on snake identification. I remember snakes getting inside the house numerous times at my parents place when I was a growing up since the eaves of the house were never sealed and they could get up into the roof. I think the intruders were all carpet snakes as they others (mostly green tree snakes that I saw anyway) stayed outside. Garth looks fairly chilled about handling a wild snake. I'd be holding on behind the head just to be safe!
     
  4. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Diamond Python or Carpet Snake.

    It was pretty placid really - it went into hiding when it saw my wife, hence I do wonder where it would have ended up really if left unchecked. Not worried just weird as we have three dogs - meaning that the snake would have known that it was a dog house.


    Thanks for the replied - made a fun first day of the year.


    Wormwood
     
  5. sam_m

    sam_m Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Thats cool man, I wouldnt exactly feel relaxed as here in the UK we dont get snakes randomly appearing like that, but if I woke up and found something like that crawling around the bedroom or even the bed, I would probably brick it. I dont mind spiders, the Mrs hates spiders, but I`m not a fan of snakes.
     
  6. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    Ha! Brilliant.
    Great that you got the pics.

    We removed a keelback from our kitchen a couple of years ago, it was after the toads. What were toads doing in the kitchen?.... Don't ask.
     
  7. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Found the same snake in my kitchen for about 7 years... divorced her finally and moved on.
     
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  8. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Hey Wormwood,

    Where is Sydney are you? Finding that guy would have woken me up better than one of those espressos! And I like my coffee in the morning... :biggrin:
     
  9. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Neat story and shots. Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    excellent!!
     
  11. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Cheers all.


    Rudi - I am in Epping. So we do have a bush corridor connecting the area with Lane Cove National Park but we don't back onto it... about four blocks from Terry's Creek.


    Wormwood