Friday, March 18, 2011

What's In The Bag??

We had a most unpleasant surprise on Wednesday morning as we entered the feed room...




...and found a smallish phyton that had eaten a chicken...
..as Cules set about catching and bagging the thieving serpent,it regurgitated poor old Bobby hen!




Cules then took it to the farm where we baled hay and released one VERY unhappy snake there...





It wasn't going to pose for ANY pictures,and left in quite a hurry....

11 comments:

  1. Sorry about your chicken but I have a soft spot for snakes especially pythons. Hope it does not return and I am glad you released it elsewhere. Diane

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  2. Oh dear. Poor little hen... Died for nothing.

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  3. Eeeeeek! I could hardly look at it! I liked the wild orchid story much better! LOL

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  4. That is so scary! To me anyway. A snake that size can eat a chicken? Or was this just a chick?

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  5. Hi there Michaele! Yes we are fairly certain he was responsible for the disappearence of a new born baby lamb that vanished one night without a trace! About 6km from where we live a huge phyton had killed and swallowed a truck driver that went into the bush for an "emergency" and the police found his truck still idling away the next morning... They later found the snake next to the river incapable of moving due to its huge dinner...they shot the snake and found the unfortuanate man inside it...Africa is relentless...

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  6. OMG!!!!! Just the thought of this.....I am such a 'city-slicker' I guess.Next time I have an 'emergency' I'll look around for sure!!! No pythons here though.

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  7. Oh, my. I'll take Iowa where we might not have orchids, but we don't have pythons either. Scary!

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  8. Oh dear...I think I will just stay in Kentucky!

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  9. Good gosh! That is probably the most frightening thing I have heard of. Snakes are scary just to look at, the idea of being swallowed by one is just a living nightmare. How do you manage? Sport a gun wherever you go?

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  10. So lovely to have found your blog. I love you pigs, the dog, I remember those snakes oh so well. A green one fell on my son's head from our coconut tree yesterday and slithered away. Your girls are beautiful. We also have many wild orchids but no Mapane :( would love to see a photo of the caterpillars.

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