Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Animals we have had in our house

Last night we went for our nightly walk around the block and discovered a snake lying on the road. My sister yelled out "snake!", my brother panicked and almost ran right into it then Dad threw sticks at it. *sighs* 

While the snake was on the street, we have had a lot of... things in our house. 

1) Huntsman spider. It must have crawled in through the air vent thingy and Mom discovered it at 2am in the bathroom. It was HUGE! Dad tried to spray it with bug spray but it didn't do anything.That stuff has killed entire ant nests without trying too hard. We ended up having to suck it up with the vacuum. 


2) Cain toad. This guy hung out near our door for a little while under we got a broom and pushed him out. 

3) King Brown snake. Yeah, I know. AAAHHH! These are super poisonous. I was at school then this one happened, and Mom and my brother were home. The snake was about to disappear into my room where we would have never found it, so Mom put a garbage can over it which was incredibly brave and stupid at the same time. She ran outside to get help and there were some movers who had gotten lost and turned into our street, so they came and helped to get it out. 

4) Praying mantis. He hung out on our ceiling. He was pretty cool. 


This wasn't me, but a friend of mine had a carpet python in her ceiling and it came down in the bathroom. 

Have you had any unwanted animals in your house before? And I won't be posting on Friday because it's Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!!

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  1. *eyetwitch* Okay then. Well, I shall not be moving to your neighborhood anytime soon. XD I am just fine living in a place where the biggest thing I have to deal with are spiders smaller than quarters and occasionally cockroaches, centipedes, and gnats. You're pretty intense for that vida, my friend.

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    1. Hahaha, oh, come on, Heather! You'd love it here ;)

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  2. Oh my goodness. No, no, no. I'm never living in Australia. Your post is cracking me up, but I think I would just die if I had a giant spider in my house and then bug spray didn't even phase it.

    The toad, however, I could at least deal with. We have those where I live. Discovered one living in the garage once while my parents were out of town and it was just me home. He made a bed for himself on the pile of towels on the floor lol. I locked him out like a day later though. Sorry, toad.

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    1. Yeah, I spent the evening as far away from the action as possible. I'm still scared to go into that bathroom without checking it out first.

      Yeah, the toads aren't that bad. We just push it around with a broom until it hops away. A toad claiming a bed? It's almost cute. Almost.

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  3. Hahaha scary stuff! My little brother had a pet python snake for about a year before he lost it in the car when it slithered under the seat! I didn't go in that car for a few months...wasn't in our house but still really scary haha :)

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    1. KATE THAT SCARES ME SO MUCH YOU HAVE NO IDEA. Actually, I was going to mention that in this post but I forgot. I shall put it in!

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  4. EEEECK! Those snake stories make me shiver. I'm so glad that I don't live in a place that has snakes like that. I will never complain about fruit flies or tiny spiders ever again.

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    1. I definitely have gotten used to it, so I'm sure you would too, if need be :) The key is letting someone else deal with it while you run and hide :D

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  5. I think I could handle the snakes, but...that spider is the stuff of nightmares. I barely can handle daddy-long-legs/cellar spiders.

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    1. I agree. Nightmares. *curls up in a ball and cries*

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  6. In Africa, I don't remember anything singularly awful getting into the house, fortunately, although we did have several encounters with green mambas (super poisonous) in our back yard. We had lizards in our house, and ants, and cockroaches. I don't actually remember any scary spiders. But we had termites, and those are unfortunate because they eat your house's foundation, and well, you kind of need your foundation to stay intact. I saw a pink praying mantis chilling out in a restaurant once, over there, as well as a deer.

    But that spider is seriously the biggest reason why I will probably never move to Australia. I would much rather face a spitting cobra than a huntsman spider. *shudders* *takes shower* *sprays entire house with bug spray* *burns house down*

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    1. GREEN MAMBAS IN THE BACKYARD COUNTS AS AWFUL, LIZ!!!! Lizards, ants and cockroaches aren't horrible, I suppose, but I wouldn't want to have to deal with them every day. And termites suck! We're fortunate enought to not have them at our house but they're a problem here, unfortunately. A pink praying mantis?!?! That is so cool!

      No way. Huntsman over cobra any day. That spider will not kill you (besides giving you a heart attack). Hahaha, I like that plan :)

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