The down side of living in the tropics.

There are many upsides to living in the tropics, mainly the warmth, the lush green landscapes  (ok mainly outside the cities) etc, but there are also some problems.

We moved into a new house quite recently (4 months or so), at this time we were aware that there were some termites (being dealt with), we also knew there were some bats living in one of our upstairs windows (they moved out quite soon as there was too much noise for them), we knew there was some rats in the area and we knew there was plenty of birds and geckos everywhere.

On Tuesday however we got a visitor we were not expecting:

Common malayan Racer, Coleognatus Flavolineatus. Non poisonous, growing to 1.8 meters feeds on rats, mice, frogs and small birds.

Common Malayan Racer, Coleognatus Flavolineatus. Non poisonous, growing to 1.8 meters feeds on rats, mice, frogs and small birds.

At the time I didn’t have a camera with me, nor was I thinking about getting pictures so the picture is taken from this page:

http://familypetcorner.blogspot.com/

Our snake was quite small and was easily persuaded to crawl out the door. It was also not poisonous (although I didn’t know this at the time) however it is not this snake that worries me, it is the fact that it managed to get into our dining room, combined with the fact that cobras are much more common in this neighbourhood 😦 I guess have to be more careful next time.

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