Common House Snake?

Sounds stupid because it is.  Two of my co-workers whom I adore, and I adore them all, how often to you get to say that?- happened to walk by when the photo of the “Common House Snake; the one in the tub,  was on my computer. They looked alarmed- as alarmed as Tanzanians do which isn’t much, and saw the picture I was posting on my blog. They asked why so I gave them the brief version of the snakes at my house, leaving out the SPF part.  The both immediately told me- those are very, very dangerous snakes. Then they repeated that a couple of times. In the future, if I am to see a snake like that, I am to get out and find a guard immediately. Don’t finish your shower.  And don’t touch them! Apparently they are black mamba babies.

The next day I received an email from a dear, dear friend in Virginia, Dr. Joe Gieck, from St. Luke’s, whom I am now convinced, more than ever, knows everything, that in his opinion that was a couple of dangerous snakes. Apparently he is a herpetologist among other things.

It’s a short one today. We’ll get to the fruit and magic potion next week. I just wanted you to know how brave I am when I have no idea what I’m doing.

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10 Responses to Common House Snake?

  1. Peter Swaffield says:

    Wow……please please please take care…… Peter xxoo Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:15:54 +0000 To:


  2. Margarita says:

    Perhaps ignorance is courage instead of bliss? lol xoxoM

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Angie says:

    Dear Judy,
    I have never doubted your bravery! You’re living in Tanzania. In my dictionary your picture is next to the word adventurer! I love you. I’m very proud of you every single day!


  4. Meems says:

    I already knew that about you Judy..LOL..great talking to you this AM.
    Took are of Buster..went back to bed till noon. Best sleep in awhile!
    Dr. Gave me something to take the edge..finally working!,♥♥ It!


  5. Carolyn Achenbach says:

    Yikes, Judy!

    I will add…and this is just what I have read about copperheads, but the babies are more deadly than the parents because they don’t know when to let go, and I think there is something about their venom being more concentrated or something, so you get a much worse dose from them than an older snake. NO more bathing with even common house snakes!!!……C.



  6. Not Samuel L. Jackson on a Plane says:

    ONLY YOU could have a bathroom infested with horribly deadly snakes.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Meems says:

    That’s my girl my daughter, pretending to be brave..amazing when a Florida
    Roach and mouse send her over the edge, (as well as her mother) !


  8. Lauren Salminen says:

    Judy – that is so scary. I was once in a village and came across a green mamba. Everyone panicked. Men tried jumping on it – one foot at a time – to stamp it out. No luck. Finally a woman picked up something that looked like a telephone pole and smacked it dead. Always takes a woman . . .


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