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Our chap and his missus are figging - bashing trees and collecting and drying figs.
This morning I heard a different sound from the normal whacking and bucket filling.
From our balcony I could see that he was doing a sort of clog dance, on the spot, close to the house.
On enquiring "que hace?" (what are you doing?), "matando una serpiente" (killing a snake) was the reply.
Only a baby, about a metre long; a horseshoe whip snake, known as a "cadena" (chain) because of its markings.
Where is mummy and daddy, one wonders? :eusa-think:
 

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If baby is a meter long - one hopes Mummy and Daddy are a long way away :!:
 
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chrismac said:
If baby is a meter long - one hopes Mummy and Daddy are a long way away :!:
Info found on-line indicates about a metre and a half for an adult, so not quite in the anaconda league.
They just get plumper with age.
Cadenas are "harmless" and rarely seen. :thumbup:
We have three other species, seen on our land - grass snake, ladder snake and Montpelier, the latter being the only venomous one; but to healthy humans, a bite is hardly more than a bee sting (so they say!). :clap:
We get the occasional scorpion, but that is another story. :eusa-shhh:
 

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Scorpions yummy, last time I was in Thailand I ate one of those, along with a cricket, some meal worms & part of a tarantula, I couldn’t manage the whole thing, despite being semi conscious due to consuming several “buckets” :lol:
 
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Scorpions yummy, last time I was in Thailand I ate one of those, along with a cricket, some meal worms & part of a tarantula, I couldn’t manage the whole thing, despite being semi conscious due to consuming several “buckets” :lol:
The hairs on their legs get stuck between your teeth; ain't that always the way? :oops: :lol:
 
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