We were minding our own business having a 4th of July BBQ when what should appear in our skylight sunbathing. This rubber boa which is really harmless and is the same kind of snake that has come in before. Well except the time that the snake came in through our open floor in the bathroom during remodel. That one was scary and fast. It just creeps me out to have one of these IN MY HOUSE. This is the fourth snake since we moved in. OK now what to do.
Oh Yeah! Call in the big guns when you have a trooper in the family. Trooper K saves the day. I knew there was a good reason for sending that boy off to training. I wonder if they included snake catching in his self defense class.
Well I give him all the credit for taking care of this little problem. But please note the shadow of my salad tongs which was the weapon of choice. Ferocious he was.
After dropping the thing in a bucket we had some very curious 4 year olds. They both thought they needed to touch it and the screeching and jumping back when it moved even slightly was hilarious.
Just another shot before he tried to squeeze through the decking.
Oh and just to make my day the following weekend? The farmer promised that he had blocked any existing tiny crack where they could come in. But you guessed it. Another snake in the same exact location and again, Trooper K was here to save the day.
I can't walk under that skylight now without looking up to check for snakes.