Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Snaked

Each year, towards the end of spring, slithering visitors emerge from roof cavities into the tree tops. I eagerly await the raucous chatter of the birds that signal their scaly arrival.







On this occasion we gathered on the front porch to watch this little fellow embark on his summer adventure.

 Have fun, slithery one- don't eat our duck eggs!

Also, if you have not entered THIS yet, then you must.

also also, it's 9.20 and we have already rocked the Lady Baby back to sleep 4 times. Would you like to speculate on the cause of said disruptions? 

33 comments:

  1. Love Austrailia but I have to say - I hate your snakes. Not a good place for a snake phobic!

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  2. oh my effing god. i cant believe your ok with this! i would just faint.
    no answers to the lady baby problem that im sure you havent thought of, such as teething. one of my twinsies was just a nightmare when it came to sleeping and we changed him to a baby hammock at about 6 months. cant believe it took as that long. it was miraculous. hang in there, some nights are just shit!

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  3. I don't know how i'd feel about that snake.. How old is the lovely lady baby now? could it be developmental? whatever it is, i hope it passes quickly for you. xx

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  4. Eerg, yuck I can't stand snakes! All of the snakes around our place are poisonous so I don't want to see them around at all! When I was in China there was a snake in our yard quite close to the kids. Ben saw it, panicked, and punched it! Who punches a snake??!

    Hope your little bubba settles soon for you
    Rach x

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  5. Oh my that really really scares me, it's quite big too. We had a little green one on the girls cubby house roof once, nothing like yours. I hope your little lady has a better sleep tomorrow.

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  6. How old is your sweet girl? Mine is driving us all nutso with her will to crawl but inability to crawl. Their teeny tiny brains explode with so much learning when they're little, it makes it quite impossible for them to sleep. Although *knowing* that doesn't help *living* that… xo

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  7. oh my oh my oh myyyyyyyyy

    I honestly think she is worried about the snake!!! I could not even look at the photos without shivering. I would be out of that place so fast and would REFUSE to return till all 100% clear. SUPER phobia re snakes.
    Does it REALLY live in your house... really??? REALLY!!!

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  8. Little fellow?? He's huge! Puts my spider to shame.
    How's your beautiful tree though? It's gorgeous!

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  9. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Snakes above my head would freak me out!! Ha ha.

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  10. so go me, i've just replied to all of your lovely comments via email only to find that most of them are blogger bounces thingies! GEEZZZZZZZZ!

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  11. Love a non venomous snake. Hope you get some sleep tonight.

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  12. That poor baby is obviously having a recurring nightmare of a giant python slithering into her cot and squeezing her to death. Teeth would also be high on the list. melx

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  13. Wow, if we see a snake down here in Melb it is never pretty like that, and doesn't hang out in the tree!
    Sleep time probs - it is always teething in this house.
    And the email thingy, same happens to me, but I have noticed that its blogger stuffing up, as I know lots of the people do have their email set to show! grr

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  14. Having palpitations just looking at your pics. lovely as always though. x

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  15. jayzuz. that's a snake man. something must have been up with the baby lunar cycle last night, mine has reverted to three hour feeding. awesome. hope it was a one-off for your lovely one.

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  16. Methinks that the Lady Baby and I share a dislike of slitherin' and she can hear them above her doing their slithery dancing.

    I must say though your captures of these slippery creatures is gorgeous and I do admire the beauty of their skin......from afar.

    xx's

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  17. Eeek! I would totally freak out if there was a snake in my tree

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  18. Lovely colours in the snake. I too don't mind them to look at.

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  19. Gorgeous colouring on that little beauty! Don't mind tree/green snakes or pythons, its the brown and black snakes that I hate! We had a massive python come into my parents yard and they're semi-rural, so we had to call in WIRES to come and take it away. Was gorgeous to watch though.

    As for bub, I would think teething or night terrors. My little girl had such a hard time teething whereas my boy didn't, so she was awake for hours at a time just crying - once we figured out what was going on, we were able to give her some Nurofen to help her sleep. Hope you sort it all out soon!

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  20. We are visiting your side of the world soon, you think we'll come across snakes like this hanging in the front garden? Not so sure I can keep as cool as you about it...

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  21. OMG, I like snakes but when they are under control...like in a aquarium!

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  22. I simply can not believe you are so nonchalant about this Em. In all my 33 years in Oz have never seen one in someone's yard except for one at your parent's at Kiama when you were a baby ( a brown one too). Do you think they can smell babies? I'm surprised you're not thinking handbag..shoes with those markings?

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  23. Eeeeeeeeeep!!! Way too scary for me Em, you are brave, brave I tells ya! x

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  24. Eeek! Best be up in the trees though and not lying in wait on the ground like they do around here... black or brown and naaasty. Hope your beautiful baby slept in the end... gxo

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  25. Would you like to speculate on the cause of said disruptions? .... Yeah - that big bloody snake!!!

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  26. That snake sends shivers up my spine girl! I hope he leaves your duck eggs well alone!

    xx

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  27. That's not our snake...which means that you and I have a pet snake each. Hmmmm x

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  28. oh my god, it's huge!!!! you are incredibly brave, i grew up in alice springs which you think would toughen me up, but i 100% do NOT do snakes. well done!

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  29. LOVE THE PYTHON - we have few of those around here as well, and would have them anyday, they keep the rats away!!! And as my grandmother would have said" must be babies teeth dear" - didn't you you that is the cause of all evil ( Ive been up for the past two night with bub with similar ailment!)

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  30. Aghhh, noooo! I would freak out! He's a BIG fellow. xoxo

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  31. Lady baby beginning to crawl = sleep disruption for a few days while she masters it. All my kids had this problem. It will settle soon! X

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  32. great pics of your python. Give me a snake over a hairy spider anyday!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em