Over thirty years ago, I had my picture taken with a 20 foot long python called Monty.
It’s up in the roof in a box (I think) and I said if I found it, I’d post it.
Well I’ve gone one better.

In town today, I had my picture taken with a couple of rather large reptiles.
One was a 15 foot Albino Burmese python, aged about 5 years.
My expression on the right is surprise at how heavy he was!
He was cute though and loved me judging by the cuddle I was getting.

The little guy on the post behind me is a more traditional python, and wasn’t interested in giving me a full frontal.
I should point out that snakes don’t bother me. Neither do mice (but spiders, yeah, I’m keeping well away which is why those pictures at the seal sanctuary were me at my bravest!) however, walks in the woods knowing adders (vipers) are around naturally make me wary and anxious about the dog’s safety.

Anyway, back to today.
This second chap was over thirty three feet long, and so heavy, I couldn’t hold him (or her, don’t know how to check the plumbing).
He was another Burmese python, twenty two years old, and if my Mum could have seen me today, I think she would’ve passed out.
Several people were ‘urghing’ and cringing whilst I was content to have them draped round my neck. At £2.50 a throw for a selfie, it was an extravagance but well worth it. They’re not slimy to the touch at all and are warm blooded.
MOH was more than a little surprised!

The rest of this magnificent specimen looped over the table and down to the floor.
The guy also had a couple of rather large rabbits in a cage and I said I hoped they weren’t the snakes’ dinner. He said No, just something to interest any of the young kids passing by today.
Bud was interested in them though.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Charmer!

  1. lbeth1950 says:

    Run! He wants to eat you.

  2. Lysetsengel says:

    Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.

    Lord Byron

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  5. Was that a cuddle or was he subtly trying to strangle you?

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