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Initial post: 13 May 2012 18:16:37 BDT
CallmeAng says:
We were coming home from lunch today when my husband spied a baby rabbit ahead of us.He was able to move out to avoid hitting it but we were most upset when we saw a crow swoop down and attack it.Still,that's nature for you isn't it.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 18:17:48 BDT
Suze says:
Poor thing. I know it's nature, but it's still hard to watch.

Posted on 13 May 2012 18:39:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 19:01:58 BDT
We had a cat who got nicknamed Pol Pot it was the killing fields in our garden! She was just evil with small rodents she wouldn't kill them right off but play with them to death! It was pure torture I always expected to go out and find her water boarding one under the outside tap!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 18:43:45 BDT
Angel says:
I can beat that. Yesterday afternoon our kids and the neighbours' kids decided to set up "camp" in the woods behind our houses. Suddenly they all started screaming and ran back to the house saying there was a snake in the woods. We went to have a look expecting to find a plastic toy, and there was indeed a very large snake on the ground (about 2 and a half feet in old money), with black and white markings. It had blood on its head, looked as if something had had a go at it's body, and there was a cut on its tail. We didn't want to touch it because we didn't know what it was and the bright markings were a bit freaky. But we didn't want to leave it to die if it was injured. So I carefully lifted it up with a garden fork and lowered it into a large plastic crate the neighbour provided so we could check it out. It was only moving a tiny bit and looked as if it was on its last "legs" so we didn't want to walk away. We decided to take it to the vet a couple of miles away assuming it was going to have to be put down humanely. As my car was in the garage, the neighbour decided to use hers - with me sitting in the back with the snake in a crate. However, just as she reversed out of the parking space the snake suddenly became very lively indeed - which was when I realised that there was a small hole in the side of the crate. The snake's head came out and about 7 inches of snake followed. You have never seen two people move so fast - she didn't even put the brake on. I pushed the crate out of the car door and the snake shot out under the car. It was slithering sideways, rearing up and "threatening" us so we were somewhat alarmed. While the neighbour was on the phone to the RSPCA (who advised it didn't sound native and could well be poisonous) the snake decided to go up into the engine compartment of the car. The RSPCA then gave another number to ring for help, and we were told it was only a grass snake and so quite safe. But by that time the snake had disappeared into the innards of the car. As far as I know it is still there - and the car hasn't been driven since. I've looked up grass snakes on the internet since and apparently they are rarely seen, play dead if cornered, and pretend to be poisonous. Would have been nice to know that yesterday. So much for trying to do a good deed for a "suffering" animal - I hope it survives though.

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:08:36 BDT
When we lived in the states a patient walked into Dad's office and said I've just been bitten by a snake. Now my dad is a surgeon but being a medic did his best to help, what kind of snake was it he asks reaching for the phone to call the ambulance, this one says the man and puts a wriggling brown paper bag on the desk!! In an act of pure bravery Dad jumps out of the window (office on the ground floor) and runs to the vets down the street! Turned out to be a Corn snake, bitey but not poisonous!!

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:11:52 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
I assume you mean with the snake as opposed to "legging it"?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 19:11:53 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Several years ago one of my neighbours called around on Bonfire Night to ask how to dispose of a pet rabbit that had died of fright, as I worked for the local Council at the time. He didn't want to bury it in his garden. I told him to bring it around and I'd sort it for him.

It was delicious. ;-)

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:36:15 BDT
Haha, outrageous!

Some funny stuff in here, though I have to say - if I had a snake disappear into my car I'd never drive it until I saw the snake removed. It's like turning the light off with a big spider in the room - should never be done!

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:38:51 BDT
honeybunny says:
That snake story made me laugh too, far braver than me, I wouldn't have touched it with a barge pole. An injured bunny on the other hand...

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:43:08 BDT
Hollygo says:
Fab stories!! I swear to this day that a snake popped it's head out of my grandma's compost heap when I was about 7 nobody ever believed me...this was in the suburbs of Manchester. Never went in the garden by myself again, even remember I was in my Brownie uniform!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 19:47:20 BDT
Oracle says:
Sorry, Angel, but your snake drama really made me laugh!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 19:53:02 BDT
Brian says:
They lay their eggs in compost heaps

Posted on 13 May 2012 19:54:28 BDT
Hollygo says:
Does that mean that you believe me Brian? Your the first person who ever has... Thank you 😄

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 19:58:27 BDT
Angel says:
Glad to make someone's day. I was actually secretly relieved the neighbour had offered to drive or it would have been loose in my car. There is no way I would have got into it again until I saw the snake come out!!!

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:02:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 20:02:49 BDT
CBRetriever says:
Rats are what I hate - we lived near a Bayou in Houston and were always getting rats in the woodpile and sometimes the cats would bring them in (one reason I no longer have a cat door)

I made the mistake of screaming once when a cat brought one in and he dropped it - took 3 weeks to trap it (we did a high five when we heard the snap) and it would come out and look at us when we were watching tv - cheeky thing!

Another time, I went to use the toilet near our back door, lifted the lid and there was a drowned rat in there (I think I woke the neighbors for a few blocks around with my scream).

And these were huge rats (i've never seen them that big anywhere else)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 20:05:50 BDT
Angel says:
I don't do rats either - had to trap 2 that were coming right up the garden and trying to get in the back door a couple of years ago. I hated doing it but we have children and cats and the local Council advised that there wasn't an alternative as letting them free somewhere else would just move the problem on. My husband also once went to the loo at work in a 3rd floor office in London, and there was a drowned rat in the toilet bowl!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 20:11:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 20:18:12 BDT
honeybunny says:
Oh my god, I would seriously freak out if we had a a rat problem like that, I honestly could not live in a place after even seeing one. Spec big b%ggers! Its interesting what you said about you screaming when the cat brought a rat, in, I made such a fuss when my cat brought a mouse in for the first time, he dumped it quickly, ran off, but never did it again. I wonder if he made the connection between me losing it and him bringing in the mouse? Clever cat!

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:14:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 20:14:58 BDT
I can never understand why anyone would want to keep a rat as a pet, or a snake!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 20:15:42 BDT
honeybunny says:
Angel, I always assumed cats were ace at getting rid of rats and mice? I say this as a cat owner who lives near fields and farms and have never seen a mouse or rat nearby, I always thought it was my cat presence keeping them away. Are cats not a deterrent then?

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:20:56 BDT
CallmeAng says:
My brother Tom had a grass snake as a pet years ago!
Angela :)

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:23:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 20:23:48 BDT
Shudder! I love animals but struggle with anything with more than four or less than 1 leg(s) with the exception of our three legged cat! I grew up in the far north of Scotland for a bit and we had all sorts of garden visitors but the biggest pain were the Roe deer who insisted on destroying the garden!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 20:39:23 BDT
honeybunny says:
I'm the same, absolutely loath spiders with a fear bordering on phobia. I'm OK with smallish ones but anything bigger than a 5p piece leaves me screaming for my life. Those September spiders are the worse, big, fast and mean. I spend the entire month in a constant state of dread, as soon as I see one haring purposefully across the rug towards me, I'm over the back of the couch and won't come back in the room until OH has convinced me he's caught it. When I see another one scuttling about an hour later he convinces me its his 'mate'..hmm

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:40:26 BDT
Hollygo says:
My biggie is daddy long legs, they make me cry.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2012 20:45:12 BDT
honeybunny says:
Strangely I'm OK with them, just... as least you can see them to catch them and they don't spot you from afar with their ten beady eyes and run towards you faster than the speed of light! Well faster than I can get out of the room anyhow!

Posted on 13 May 2012 20:46:12 BDT
I won't sleep tonight!
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