MONDAY BLUES

IT HAPPENED TO ME

A snake caught from my home.

My CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH SNAKEs

Along with my family, snakes have also been an integral part of my life. They are our frequent visitors, especially, during the rainy season when water accumulates in our porch. We see them gently slithering away to snack on their prey.

This incident took place around four years ago. My husband was about to open the door to the staircase leading to our terrace. He yelled in fright as he saw the snake in the picture curled up just near the door. I rushed to find out what the matter was. My eyes widened in horror as I clasped my hand over my mouth. Most of the snakes that I had seen in my neighborhood were non-poisonous.

We had already called a local forest officer but he said that it will take an hour for him to reach our residence. Meanwhile, my husband met another guy ( the one in the pic) who helped remove the snake from our house. We requested him not to kill it but drop it somewhere safe which he did.

On another occasion, our neighbor told me that he saw a cobra coiled near someone’s parked vehicle opposite to our house. The above mentioned forest officer came and rescued it from harm’s way. A snake may or may not be poisonous but I hate to see any creature, big or small, getting killed ( except for mosquitoes).

Recently, a couple of days ago, I went for an evening walk with my mother. A snake happened to slither past my leg and I stopped short of screaming. However, I knew that I was being silly. The snakes are more afraid of us, than we are of it. In spite of so many encounters with it, the snake never harmed me or my family. I had a sudden thought flashing through my mind. These beautiful creatures are far more dependable and trustworthy than those who are the human snakes.

So, no more fear, if I see a snake near.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my website. Hope you enjoyed reading my blogs. šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜Š

4 thoughts on “MONDAY BLUES

  1. (except for mosquitoes) —> I almost spilled my coffee laughing. Yup, I don’t like them too, and all my peace and love for all creatures on this planet somehow disappears, and I turn into a mosquito killer as soon as I hear that annoying buzz šŸ˜€

    Snakes I like. However, I do accept the possibility that I wouldn’t love them as much if I was living in a country where they would be a normal and often site to see in front of or in my house. šŸ˜‰

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