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We had an exciting experience yesterday. Called outside by Mollie barking loudly, eventually Nicholas and I went to investigate. As Nicholas had no shoes on, I followed Mollie into the back paddock and he went to get his shoes. Well, a surprise awaited me. Mollie had bailed up a 4 foot long King Brown SNAKE!!!!!!! it has been a while since I have discovered a snake that close to the house and it was really very cross with Mollie barking in it's face!
Nicholas came out the back door, so as I heard it bang I yelled for him to get his Dad, Gary, who needed shoes and a spade! Fortunately, Nicholas understood straight away my meaning and ran off. Even Gary managed a bit of a spurt and was at my side quite quickly. It took several thumps with the spade to get this snake (yes I hear you all going "poor snake". I have no problem with them out in the the wild, but not a few feet away from my back door is NOT on!). Mollie was really good at barking and distracting the snake, but it did have a go at her and the spade. Very scary, it was huge, and it took ages for it to stop wriggling. Still gives me the willies just typing the story!
well, that is my news for today!
Have a great day wherever you are!