Project 365 Day 47 The Rat Snake vs. The Fahim

rat snake searching for birdsrat snake searching for birdsI was downstairs, getting ready to mix up some bread dough and make some sweets, when I looked out the window and saw a shape that didn’t quite make sense. Took another look, and it turned out there was a long snake on our wall under the jumbu tree. It then climbed the jumbo tree, following the chirping sounds.

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Of course, me being the person I am, called out to Fahim to let him know there was a snake. He, being the person he is, thought I might be in danger so came downstairs to make sure I was okay. Which I was.

We watched the snake leave the jumbu tree and crawl along the wall towards our gate. Fahim went outside to see if he could push the snake over to the other side of the wall. While he thought it was a rat snake, and therefore harmless to us, he wasn’t absolutely positive, and there are deadly snakes here, so it’s better to be safe.

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Meanwhile, the snake reached the end of the carport and doubled around to crawl back on the wall towards the jumbu tree again. And that’s when I realized that this snake is actually 8′ or longer. Wow!

Fahim, with the end of a long broom (10′ or so – it’s the spider-sweeping broom I mentioned previously) pushed the tail end of the snake over. Unfortunately, the snake compensated for that and ended up falling into our garden instead.

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The snake quickly crawled away and hid behind and in the palm bush at the end of the garden, the same palm where neighborhood cats, geckos, chameleons, and such hide in.

rat snake searching for birds

The snake then crawled up the palm and onto the wall. And this time, Fahim knocked it over the wall by pushing it in its midsection.

I could still hear it crawling around in the other yard, but it wasn’t in our face anymore.

Whew! 🙂

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Author: LMAshton
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