Kids – don’t try this at home
A carpenter, roofer, electrician and writer walk into a kitchen.
The carpenter says, “There’s a snake in the cupboard.”
The roofer says, “We’d better get it out.”
The electrician says, “I’ll get a bag to put it in.”
The writer says, “I’ll grab the camera.”
Then the fun starts.
There’s only one old built-in cupboard that hasn’t been pulled out of the RUC* yet. It’s in the kitchen and because the walls and handrails and flooring are on the ‘important’ list (so I don’t fall and break my neck while I’m sanding doors) it’s been largely ignored.
Yesterday was like any other day at the RUC until the carpenter forgot where he put the bag for his level. He opened the old cupboard in the kitchen and there, staring back at him, was a snake.
Because my camera was in the car I didn’t get back in time to get a good pic of it in the cupboard, but I managed to catch a bit of the fun as it made its escape across my Writer’s Nook before diving into the mud below.
We placed it in a bag for for the following reason
- No one wanted to pet it while it was being carried away to its new home
We took it away for the following reason
- Snakes have a great way of finding their way ‘home’ (and this is MY home, not the snakes)
So for all you animal lovers out there (like me) – our visitor, who may have lived in that kitchen for years and enjoyed a nice ride to our farm with the RUC on the back of a truck, was placed safely in a cane field a l-o-n-g way from the house.
* For those new to this blog – The RUC is the old Rugby Union Club we had shifted to the farm so we could live in it.
For those asking about ‘stumping’ here is a pic below. The steel posts are attached to the house and cemented into the ground. There are long bolts from the roof to the posts which anchor the house for stability in the event of a cyclone. The lower level will be known as the ‘Man Cave’ for any stinky men who want to have a beer after work.
This is where my ‘Writer’s Nook’ will be. The snake is making a quick getaway (obviously not a prolific reader). Note: there is also an electrical lead on the floor not to be confused with the snake).
Then comes the gentle ‘capture’ so the critter can live happily ever after somewhere else.
Oops – it got away. Lets try that again.
To say I’m surrounded by Crocodile Dundees is an understatement
Also note: I was taking these pictures from a safe distance 😉
I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. Has it been as eventful as mine?
😀 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 😀