Sunday, January 07, 2007

Yikes

The MB family were jolted out of their soporific holiday mood today with this gruesome discovery in the backyard. That's right, it's a snake skin draped along the top of the fence, left there courtesy of one quite large python. Brother of MB thinks the skin has been put there to stage this shot. You can rest assured this snake skin has been untouched by human hands and besides it has hordes of green ants swarming all over it, these ants pack a nasty bite.
Just last week our local newspaper featured a story of 3 pythons ravaging a chicken coup, feasting on around 25 chickens over a short period of time. They were caught in the chicken coop after swallowing a few too many chickens, this increased their girth, making them too wide to escape through the hole they made to get in.
The MB family will be making sure the house is in complete lockdown every night with absolutely no chinks for the pythons to slip through.

7 comments:

SB said...

Ewww, looks pretty scary!

blues buffett said...

Maybe they like mangoes...?

blues buffett said...

How's Monty been this past week?

MB said...

Monty is either very shy or very sly. I'm too afraid to go out into the backyard at night when Monty and his friends are on the move. I'm not a huge fan of reptiles. Do you think Bindi would come and rescue us?

blues buffett said...

I personally wouldn't read any Stout other than his Nero Wolfe series (not that he wrote much else). The novel you have was written in his early days and displays none of the wit or style of Archie and Nero.
My advice: ditch it fast and wait for the real deal...

SB said...

Hey, Bindi made it onto the title page of our small town German newspaper today. She was quoted stating she wanted to follow her father's foot steps.
It must have been deemed quite important since our newspaper usually doesn't put trivia on the title page.

blues buffett said...

Dear Mr Python

Could you please regurgitate the MB family and permit them to continue blogging...