I’m sure everyone is well aware of my snake phobia. Well, as a result, you should see me venture over to our garbage bins. It is really quite comical, due to me having seen a snake in that area about ten years ago.
I skirt the area and then do a recognisance before quickly going in, putting the rubbish in the bin and making a hasty retreat.
Well, I’ve been going through some old paperwork during my holidays and have made several trips to the bins. Of course, on the one trip that I became complacent I heard a bit of a thrashing behind the bins.
“S N A K E”, was screamed out to Mick. A brown snake had shot behind the bins. I made a very hasty retreat.
After a little while I thought it would be long gone and was ready to take the rubbish back and have another go at putting it in the bin. However, Mick decided to just keep an eye on things in case the snake was still around.
Yep, it poked its head out from under one of the bins. Mick gradually moved each bin away and finally made short work of it.
Yuck! That is just too close to the house and Mick’s work area.
Of course, I had my good strong snake proof shoes on at the time. As usual it was me that encountered the snake. Thank goodness Mick has been at home on each of the many occasions.
Now picture what I will be like when I go to the bins in the future. It will be really comical…..or maybe I can ask Mick nicely?