Life and death on the lounge room floor

Came home yesterday evening to find this just inside the front door.

snake (7 of 1)

The snake (a Golden Tree Snake?) is only about as thick as a finger but had swallowed this small lizard whole. The lizard was not dead though, it looks as if it bit or scratched it’s way out of the snake’s belly before dying. When I came home the snake was nearly dead, with the lizard’s tail still inside it. It could n’t get away when I scooped it up with a (long handled !) dustpan and threw them both out onto the road ….just in front of a car !
Lose-lose for them, win-win for us ….one less snake and no geckos around that night !
I should n’t have told the missus though, she was paranoid all night ! It did n’t especially worry me though, after all I spent a lot of time in the “Great Outdoors” of a country that reputedly has 21 of the world’s 25 most venomous snakes and I knew that this snake is only dangerous to geckos and other small lizards, although this time ‘it bit off more than it could chew”, if you’ll forgive the atrocious pun 🙂

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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