Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slippery

That is a lovely snake Frank.
And this is me with a couple recently:

Large snakes like this don’t worry me, though these two were a lot heavier than I anticipated and I needed the table for support!
One of the darts venues here has a collection of snakes and reptiles, but obviously we are only allowed to look, not touch.

As kids, Sis and I had slow worms and lizards as ‘pets’, our grandad making an enclosure for them out of an old bird cage. We were little buggers and put the slow worms under the loo door when Mum was in there. She was not impressed and screamed that she’d kill ’em!
This little anecdote was mentioned at her funeral, though it was implied that it was just Sis who did it, not the pair of us.

I had my picture taken with a python thirty something years ago at the Oceanarium in Poole. I can still see my Mum cringing in the corner wondering how I could just sit there and let this slimy creature wind itself around me. Actually, they’re not cold, slimy or slippery at all, and it was wonderful!


About pensitivity101

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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14 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slippery

  1. Sadje says:

    You are a brave person. I wouldn’t have the guts to do that.

  2. HHY says:


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  5. oneletterup says:

    Great story to go along with your photos (especially the escapade with your sister and the loo)!

  6. Hammad Rais says:

    I can’t be like you for sure 🙂

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