New critter – arrrgh!

Well, this definitely must be the year of the critter.

There have been multitudinous amounts of mozzies (Australian slang for mosquitoes – more on that in a later post!), a forlorn baby dear that sounded just like a human baby crying, the previously blogged about spa mice and now….

Notice the strange 'stick' in the window???
Notice the strange ‘stick’ in the window???
Look closer at the bottom of the open window and/or the top - anything not a window frame???
Look closer at the bottom of the open window and/or the top – anything not a window frame???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… a rat snake pressed up against the screen in the kitchen window above the sink!  Had my back to the window for about 30 minutes while I ate lunch and checked email yesterday. When I put my dish in the sink I noticed that thick thing sort of falling out of the frame and thought how odd that the weather stripping was so thick… and then I realized what it was! (Sorry the pictures are not so clear, but trust me, the snake was there!)

Our ever-so-helpful neighbor came over to inspect this newest ‘pet’ and was able to prod it out of its comfort zone and down off the deck. Have to admit, I kept scanning all surfaces for snake signs the rest of the day!

Really, I’m glad to know there is a snake around to hopefully take care of the mice, but I’ve never seen a mouse anywhere near the window frame and definitely not near the kitchen sink so I have no idea what smell brought it to that spot.

Sure hope that is the last of our critter escapades this summer! Love living in the country, but sometimes it gets a bit more intimate than I appreciate.

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