posted on May, 11 2013 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by Domo1
I like the feel of snakes(non-poisonous of course) their skins feel great,so cool and dry.When i lived in a big city in my country,in the suburb i
lived there was a petshop,and the owner let me handle snakes.When finances permit,i will get one as a pet.
Living in the Bush in Africa,i've had to kill quite a few poisonous snakes,because they came into my washroom,adjacent to my kitchen,and although i
HATE killing animals,even snakes,i have children,and my dogs sleep in there too.Besides,there's no door between the washroom and my kitchen,so the
snake could get into the rest of the house easily-it's just a fortunate thing i spotted them in the first room each time.
The 1st was a Mozambican spitting cobra-but i did,nt know this-i just saw the tail-section sliding under my washing-machine,so i used my sjambok to
agitate it into coming out.I was ready with my can of Raid-so as it turned to face me,i let rip with a stream of Raid-and used up about the whole can
on the snake-i marinaded it in Raid.This disorientated it,and then my husband bashed it's head in with the sjambok.My neighbour identified it as a
spitting cobra-i was very lucky-my stream of Raid was going towards it,a millisecond before the snake's spitting-venom reached me,i think.Even after
being disabled by all the Raid,it still attempted to spit at me,but it reached me at waist-heighth.These spitting cobras instinctively aim at the
eyes,and they never miss,unless,in this case,they're disorientated or disabled.
I had to kill a puff-adder in my washroom too,and late last year a black mamba.Luckily the mamba was still outside the house-i get chills thinking how
it could easily have slithered in unnoticed!
Btw i don't think you're a pansy for being afraid of dragonflies-we all have out things that scare us-with my oldest daughter,it's stick-insects.