Wednesday, December 10, 2008

snake dreaming

This carpet snake had a conspicuous bulge from something that it had recently eaten. Looking at it an hour or so later it was still in the same spot. We took a photo and not wanting to upset it any further we left it alone. Another couple of hours passed and still the snake hadn't moved. Curiosity got the better of us at this stage so we nudged it - brown bread. There was foam around it's mouth. We have no idea what killed it. Neither we nor our neighbours use rat poison. This was taken a few hours before we found it dead:

Ours had only eaten a modest meal compared to this one, that had eaten a wallaby:

'Snake Dreaming', oil on canvas, by Lindsay Bird Mpetyane:

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