Monday, June 27, 2011

Snake in the house


This lunchtime Mary saw the cat staring under the wardrobe in our bedroom, thinking she had seen a mouse or something Mary put the mop under and out wriggled a two foot long snake, she tried to get the cat out the room and called me. I put a leather gauntlet on and caught by the tail, it sunk its fangs into the glove then escaped again, i decided to usher it round the edge of the room then guide it out through the open door where it took refuge in a large plant pot. after taking a photo i chased it out of the garden. we identified as a venomous Iberian cross adder-it certainly was when i got hold of its tail!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Suziiii!

Petrus said...

Finding a snake in the house would be one of my worse nightmares come true.

Maureen Dolan said...

Wow, John. I´m impressed. Up here in Alcalá de Henares the most exotic creature we get is the praying mantis (it needs to pray too in our house with our cat Rocky who loves to bring me "gifts"). I´m glad to be reminded of how diverse the Spain experience can be to different people. Great blog!

John and Mary Middleton said...

Hi Maureen just read your comment after posting about Guess what? a praying mantis
Thanks for your comment

John and Mary Middleton said...

Hi Petrus the last thing Mary said to me last night was "you dont think there are any more creatures in here do you?" My response- Noooo the cat would know if there was.