Monday, 23 August 2010

Some pictures caption themselves

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

oH!

Well done!
(to both of you :) )
jj

mick said...

I guess it's better off the roof. My neighbour had one that got under the roofing iron and then thumped around in the ceiling for a while! You certainly share your place with some interesting characters!

Snail said...

That ladder is fixed permanently to the side of the house. I was worried that the python wouldn't find it. I was delighted when it did.

Then I remembered that the bathroom and loo windows were open, so had to make a dash into the house to close them before the snake made its descent!

Snail said...

Mick, there was a recent report from Cairns of a family with --- wait for it --- six pythons living in the roof. One of the snakes was close to 5m long and was so heavy it fell through the eaves.

The snake has headed off into the scrub again. Wonder if it'll return tomorrow?!

Geoff_D said...

Clean your gutters!

:P

Snail said...

Not while there could be a fnerkin' big snake in them!

Geoff_D said...

*chuckle*

Tony Wildish said...

...and to think I worry about getting the occasional mouse!

neomyrtus said...

What a handsome snake.. train him to drop onto would-be burglars. Maybe he would be great to keep away those pesky door-knocking religious types with pamphlets who've been disturbing your peace and quiet lately.

Snail said...

Tony, at least a snake would clear out the mice. Not sure what would clear out the snake, though!

Snail said...

Neomyrtus, it's a splendid animal. I have a few more pics of the head and the body markings, which I'll post over the next few days.

I like the idea of using it to keep away unwelcome visitors. But, with any luck, they'll have got the message from last time and won't force me to deploy the killer python.

Bernie said...

What a great shot! Like you, we get to see pythons every now and then here too ... luckily we have most entrances, doors and windows, screened!!!

Snail said...

Almost all the doors and windows here are screened ... except for the bathroom and toilet.

You should have seen how quickly I moved to shut those!

Dave Coulter said...

Yikes!!!!!

Snail said...

Indeed! Not sure if I want this snake to settle in here. Possibly not if there's a chance it might drop on my head when I go out.

Tyto Tony said...

Python's too polite to drop in uninvited. Though it might claim to have rung ahead :-)

Snail said...

Oh, Tony! That was wonderfully awful. Or awfully wonderful. I'm not sure.

And I wish I'd thought of it.

forestwalk/laura k said...

wow!! very cool picture!! great shot!! :)

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Snail
Great image, great reality too.
Love the way you have "fitted in" up there.
Back when you were in Melbourne, you would be more likely to have freaked out with a snake in your roof. Mind you it would not have been a python.
Cheers
Denis