Well life in the tropics is never dull. With the first bit of sunshine for months, it seemed like a good time to do a bit of work in the garden. The garden shed hasn’t been open for a while and it is a bit of a mess in there. I had to pull a crab pot out of the way to get to the lawnmower – and I got a bit of a surprise when something in the crab pot started to hiss. That’s when I realised there was a big snake coiled up inside the pot and he wasn’t happy about me waking him up.
Now when you have a little pooch, that is the perfect sized snack for a 7 foot python, the reptile simply has to go. So a quick call to the one and only Dave Walton, resident snake catcher and before you know it, operation “snake begone” was underway.
When Dave arrived and starting pulling the crab pot out of the shed it soon became clear that the snake was well and truly caught in the mesh – so he had to cut it out. The operation was a success, the slippery python has been released (at least 10km away we are told), the pooch looks very relieved and the crab pot has survived to catch crabs another day.
Yep, life in the tropics.