A visitor

Fri, Nov. 4th, 2011 11:46 am
alwaysjbj: (Giles_one of those days)
[personal profile] alwaysjbj
We had a very helpful visitor yesterday.

Going back out to work after lunch, my business partner Toni opened the door to the shed we had been working in all morning and a beautiful big Eastern Brown Snake came slithering out less than a metre from her feet. He then proceeded to investigate all the crates she was getting ready to wash, before taking off (very quickly) around the front of the house, back out to the back yard and through the pool yard (which at the time had a chicken and a dog being contained in it... we quickly removed them) out into the paddock.

It apparently then made its way through a hole in the shed again where it took up residence in the room we were working in. Toni (again) startled him when she walked into the room-- he quickly disappeared, the only problem was that we don't know WHERE he went. LOL And of course we still had work to do, so we had to keep going in the room...we just made sure we stomped a lot...as it's never a good idea to sneak up on the world's second most venomous snake.


Isn't he pretty?

Date: 4/11/11 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayinhara.livejournal.com
And where is this poisonous snake now?

Date: 4/11/11 02:47 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Grevillea)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
I'm not sure... we lost track of it. lol

Date: 4/11/11 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
EEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!


Gabrielle

Date: 4/11/11 02:53 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (gardening)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
lol You learn to live with them, unfortunately people feel the need to chase them and try to kill them... it usually results in a dead person.

Date: 4/11/11 02:59 am (UTC)
rahirah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rahirah
He's gorgeous!

Date: 4/11/11 03:17 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Glasshouse1)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Isn't he? I love the colours when they get out in the sun.

Apparently a woman (about 200 kms from us) was killed by one yesterday, such a shame, but I can't say I've ever known them to be aggressive unless you do something to frighten them.

Date: 4/11/11 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cindergal.livejournal.com
He is very pretty, but I hope you all have anti-venom on hand? ;-)

Date: 4/11/11 03:20 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (flower)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
No, but the hospital does. I do have constrictive bandages on hand, which is how you treat Australian snake bites... I'm not sure how your guys venom travels but ours is through the cells not the blood, so a firm but not tight elasticated bandage starting above and working down to below the bite is the way to slow the spread, then immobilise and get to the hospital.

Date: 4/11/11 06:48 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kazzy-cee.livejournal.com

Eeeeeeep!!!! I really don't think I'd like to know he was in the room if I couldn't see him!!

Date: 4/11/11 07:02 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Spike_lounging)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
It was a little nerve-wracking because they are very dangerous if they feel trapped.

Date: 4/11/11 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Not what I'd like to see in my backyard.

Date: 4/11/11 08:42 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Anya_vengeance)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
LOL They come with living in a semi-rural area... although they do show up in normal suburbia too, jut not as often.

Date: 4/11/11 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Meep! I think I may just stay on my small, snake-free, island.

Date: 4/11/11 08:41 am (UTC)
ext_7165: (Giles_Watcher)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
St Pat stopped off on the Isle of Mann on his way to Ireland?

Date: 4/11/11 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com
One of the things I like best about living where I do is that all of the local snakes are non-venomous. Very pretty, but yikes!

Date: 4/11/11 09:05 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Buffy_close)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Given where we live, we probably walk past a venomous snake more often than we realise, this one just really wanted to make sure we knew he was there. LOL

The non-venomous snakes are pretty too... just not as dainty-looking. I believe we have a fairly large carpet python living in the roof (at least we saw him coming and going a few times last summer)... but I haven't seen him in a while.

Date: 5/11/11 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthinegirl.livejournal.com
You have way too many things that can kill you!

Date: 7/11/11 08:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 4/11/11 11:03 am (UTC)
ext_15233: (Default)
From: [identity profile] prophecygirrl.livejournal.com
Why did it have to be snakes?




Glad everyone is ok!

Date: 4/11/11 09:01 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Grevillea)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
LOL Yep, we're all fine. I was mostly worried about our animals, but they were actually (mostly) co-operative for once and let us get them out of harms way.

Date: 4/11/11 12:47 pm (UTC)
ext_106804: (spike animated-let's fight evil)
From: [identity profile] teragramm.livejournal.com
It is pretty.... for a snake. How calm were you and your assistant? Were you freaking out?

I how you find your pretty friend. What will you do with him when you find him?

Date: 4/11/11 07:33 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Scoobies_Crack team)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Nah, Toni and I were pretty calm about it all, I did have a small moment of mild panic when it was in the pool yard with the dog and chicken, but we just got them out of there as quickly and calmly as possible... thank god Esus (dog) didn't decide he was tough enough to take the snake on (he left that particular level of stupidity to the chicken who Toni was able to grab before she could get too close.)

There's not much to be done with it... if it moves into the room permanently and we know exactly where it is we can call a wildlife ranger to come and relocate it, but as they are pretty much always on the move calling someone would generally be a waste of time as it would be gone by the time they got here.

Date: 4/11/11 01:24 pm (UTC)
jerusha: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jerusha
Meep! I'm not really scared of snakes, but I definitely have a healthy respect for them, particularly the poisonous ones.

Date: 4/11/11 07:38 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Buffy_balance)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
I have a very healthy respect for all snakes, especially the venomous ones... but I have found over the years that as long as you stay clam and don't make them feel threatened, they don't really have any interest in biting you... after all, you're much too big to eat. Many people get bitten by browns each year, often it's because they are chasing them to 'kill the snake'... sometimes it is just because they've accidentally snuck up on the snake and startled it... I'm doing my best to be very noisy whenever I'm outside at the moment. LOL

Date: 4/11/11 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikereader.livejournal.com
He is a beautiful snake, but I think I'm glad I don't get visitors like that while I'm at work.

Date: 4/11/11 08:58 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Citycat2)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Yeah, I must say, I'd prefer it if he confined his visits to the paddock and stayed out of the houseyard and buildings. It certainly slows things down having to work around a snake. lol

Date: 4/11/11 09:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] hobbituk.livejournal.com
Oh my... Venomous Australian snakes always make me think of Steve Irwin and the glee on his face when he told you "this beauty could kill you in seconds...!!"

Being in a room with one on the loose? I'd die.

Date: 7/11/11 08:55 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Pern_Ruth)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
Our first reaction was 'are the animals safe?'... after that it was isn't he beautiful! Once it moved into the room it was a tad more unnerving as they don't take well to feeling trapped, but this particular snake didn't seem inclined to be aggressive, so we weren't too worried.

Date: 5/11/11 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garnigal.livejournal.com
That? That right there? Is why I live in Canada. (Well, that and Canada is where the boat stopped.)

Date: 7/11/11 08:58 pm (UTC)
ext_7165: (Coat of Arms)
From: [identity profile] alwaysjbj.livejournal.com
LOL It all comes down to what you're used to, I guess... we don't have bears or wolves or other equally big scary creatures.

Date: 8/11/11 03:01 am (UTC)

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