Sunday, October 12, 2008

Baby... SNAKE!

My calm Sunday morning turned into a heart-stopper day when I went out to the porch and found a... baby snake!

I was going to get the morning paper and was curious why my two cats were fussing at the corner of the porch. I took a peek at the object of their attention and I came up short in letting out a shriek!

I rushed inside the house and calmly asked mom how I should kill the baby snake! She said I should get something to bash its tiny head with. I reached for the mop. The rag's no longer attached to the metal head so it was good for the job. I didn't like the idea to be at arms length of the thing even if it was only a baby snake.

I put on the rain boots for extra precaution and headed back to the porch. My cats were still playing with the unconscious baby snake but seeing it with its underbelly up still made me squeamish.

I drove the metal bar of the mop on the baby snake's head but I didn't feel the reassuring crush of its bones. I repeated the motion until I saw the jaw looked dislocated. However, to be on the safe side, I struck the baby snake until its head was crushed to pulp. Gross.

The baby snake was about one foot and a half! Brownish color, which could be a baby python. Ack. I would have taken a picture of it but I was too unnerved by the incident. I think my cats found their 'plaything' by the empty lot across us.

I'm also relieved my cats are doing their guard duty. Lolz.


  1. The first thing that came to mind when I read the title was: "aww how CUTE". I always fantasize what it feels like to own a baby snake for a pet. But maybe that's because I never came across one... face to face. LOL Your cats really did make great bodyguards.

  2. I don't think I can visualize having a pet snake. *faints* Did you know after that incident, I found myself checking our porch every morning for a baby snake? I keep praying it would the be last.


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