our excitement for the day

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Godsgrl, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    I had cleaned up the living room, and was sitting down watching some of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'. It's playing on ABC Family. We leave our windows open in nice weather, and most of them don't have screens.

    I am sitting there watching my movie, and hear a cat jump in the window. I didn't pay any mind, they are in and out all day. Then I catch a glimpse of something black disappear under our living room chair.

    I turn my head as a SNAKE [​IMG] slithers under the chair beside me! Our cats never bring their catches home, and certainly never bring one in the house. But this one did! You can imagine the chaos and panic that ensued as we tore our living room apart trying to find this little guy. I had him cornered, and he disappeared.

    The hope is that he got behind the curtains, and climbed up and out of the window, but we don't know for sure. [​IMG] We did everything we could, and still can't find him. He was a 2-3' long black racer. So not venomous anyway. If he does stay, I guess he could catch the mice that have taken up in the house.

    Mice, snakes, what's next? Don't answer that! [​IMG]
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    ack! Now I'm a-skeered!
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I would have to sell the house and move.
  4. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    You're on the right track with the catching the mice... I have kept pet snakes for years and my dad bred them as a business for a long time as well. If a (non-venomous) snake is loose in your house, it will happily goes into the walls and other tight spaces and hunt mice and rats for you. One of my ball pythons was a real escape artist and he used to disappear for several days at a time, and then when he'd show up again and we'd put him back in his terrarium, he would have a big lump in his tummy and would poop soon after [​IMG] They are great hunters and good companions to have around, in my opinion. Mice, on the other hand, are a real pain in the rear and nibble on everything, wreck your food and other stuff, and poop everywhere. Good riddance, I say! I wish I had a snake right now... it just took me over a week to catch the little bugger that had gotten into my pantry.
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] Me to!!
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    I found where he disappeared to, it's a little gap under a cabinet. I'm going to seal that, and hopefully that's the end of the snake. I don't want to hurt him, just would rather he didn't slither around my house. I do realize they are good for mouse control, but......

    If my husband catches whiff of this, he'll divorce me... Shhhhhh!
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    made the hairs on the back of my neck an don my arms stand up! Ack
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] That's what I would have done.
  9. Ferngully

    Ferngully Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2008
    N.E. Florida
    I told DH if a snake EVER made it into our house, it could have the house and ALL the contents. I would leave and not look back ack!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Only phobia or fear I have(baaaad childhood trauma lol).
  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I am gonna call him [​IMG]

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