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Three snakes in three days

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So, we are nearing 4 yrs now in OZ. In that time we have seen lots of wonderful wildlife.

However, we haven’t see too many snakes.

Until this week!!!!

Monday we saw one slithering across the road outside our house, that was a thin brown one.

Wednesday, this fella was hit by a car outside our neighbours house. He managed to get to the grassy verge but was unable to survive unfortunately.

 

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Last night, I went outside to get some washing in, it was dark but we have good lights installed.

just as my flip flopped foot met the door step I noticed something moving in the corner of the door jam, it was him

 

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I will admit to some nifty tap dancing and a giant leap into the laundry accompanied by a strangled squeal.

He wasn’t aggressive at all and once I calmed down he was rather handsome lol. 

Fortunately both cats were inside so we locked the cat flap for the night and Mr Snake was nowhere to be seen this morning.

 

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Are those ones pythons of some description??  If so i don't think are as off putting as the others such as the brown snakes or the tiger snakes.  I've not come across a snake in all the years I've been here    ...................  thank goodness.  

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I think they are carpet pythons, we have one living in our roof space. Never seen him but found three shedded skins up to now.

 

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We have a family of these living in the garden so I recon the snakes are looking for their evening meal 

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^ ^ ^ ^ ^

What a wee cutie.  😁

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Yes he’s one of the babies, there are a few big ones and a couple of mid sized ones too.  They eat the flowers off the hibiscus and then they run down to the creek for a swim. I love seeing them.

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Bundaberg, Queensland 


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22 minutes ago, Metoo said:

Bundaberg, Queensland 

<scratches Bundaberg of the "To Visit" list>

😉

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Our friends in Cairns just had the snake catcher out to remove one from under their fridge in the kitchen. They also have one living under the bin in the garden 


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Leave them alone and they’ll do likewise 

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1 hour ago, unzippy said:

Ditto Cairns...

Ha ha there won’t be many places that you can visit then if you don’t like snakes 🐍 

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Posted (edited)

He’s back, same place 

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9 minutes ago, Metoo said:

He’s back, same place 

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Snake catcher time

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If he is near the door I would get him moved. He isn't venomous but will give you a nasty bite if you stand on him.

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Prefer them to the Browns we get here.

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We were driving near Bridport (north east Tassie coast) yesterday and a big snake crossed the road in front of us.  Don't know if it was a tiger snake or a copperhead.  It was nearly 2 metres long and safely made it to the other side of the road.  It's 70 years since someone died from snake bite in Tassie.

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On 16/03/2019 at 03:47, JetBlast said:

If he is near the door I would get him moved. He isn't venomous but will give you a nasty bite if you stand on him.

Yes he is right outside the door, still here so 5 days now. He retreats to the same corner during the day so the plan is to leave an empty box in ‘his’ corner and see if he will occupy the box, then we put the lid on and move him away from the house.

 

Failing that, get the snake catcher in.


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On 16/03/2019 at 04:47, JetBlast said:

If he is near the door I would get him moved. He isn't venomous but will give you a nasty bite if you stand on him.

I know!

Don’t stand on him!!

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Beautiful!

Still not visting mind you😉

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Ha ha we’ve named him Brian

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He joined us on the patio, so time for him to go.

He’s been released away from the house 

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