remember the lizard a couple of weeks ago?
remember the comment about what else would be up and about if the lizards were awake ?
.... well, over the last two hours or so, I have had a replay of last year's snake incident - 4 foot brown snake in the garden bed immediately in front of the kitchen door... the only difference being that this time there was a certain furry would-be snake exterminator with me that I didn't particularly want to get bitten ... who steadfastly refused to 'come' when called ... so by the time I had cornered Bear, scooped him up and phoned PND and Brenda, I'd lost sight of the snake.
The three of us spent half an hour poking greenery with spades and rakes, and had pretty much given up.
PND and BND were heading gingerly back up the path to their place when a screech alerted me to the fact that they had re-established contact with the brown-and-slithery who had proceeded to go to ground under one of my bonfire piles.
Bad move snakey!
Metho + match + bonfire = hopefully a BBQ'd snake
no snake was seen exiting the area, no charred corpse has been found, therefore it is entirely possible that he is sitting [query: do snakes sit ? ] safe in a bunny hole under the pyre but I'm hoping otherwise.
but not snakebit