Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Yikes, there's a snake on the loose

I really like @Labourcat on Twitter. She is kind and sympathetic and interesting and we have lots in common but she ruined my day before I even got out of bed this morning, with this tweet about a snake that's escaped in Falkirk.

I really can't abide anything that slithers along the ground on its belly and snakes really scare me. When Willie Rennie ended up with one round his neck during the election campaign I couldn't even look at the pictures. The thought that a 6 foot boa constrictor is on the loose 18 miles from my house does not make me happy.

The BBC is kind of missing the point about it not being venomous when actually it squeezes you to death. Well, it would probably have a bit of a hard job with me but that's beside the point.

Do you know, I even looked up on Google to see how fast they could travel and, in 18 hours' time, it could be in my back garden. If you see it heading down the A801, please don't tell it that our house is near woods where there are lovely juicy bats for it to pick from the trees, as I read that they are quite partial to this particular delicacy.

The BBC has some handy advice if I do happen to find it in my back garden:

Anyone who sees the boa constrictor has been advised to leave it to experts and contact police or the Scottish SPCA.

Like I was going to invite it in for tea...........


Jennie said...

The poor thing is probably terrified...

(I think we've found the faultline of disagreement between us; I love snakes)

Anonymous said...

I like snakes too. Poor snakes get such a bad press.....

Caron said...

Anna says "I like Jennie because she likes the snake and cos she likes Doctor Who."

It's not that I don't like it - it's more that I'm absolutely petrified of it, I guess.

Anna loves the idea of it being in our back garden. She will look after it.


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