A Helpful yet Unwelcome House Guest

You might recall the video I posted here last August of a thread snake we caught in our bathroom and ended up flushing it down the w.c.  Only problem then was we didn’t have any idea what it was and had never heard of such a creature before.  It doesn’t help that we’re not fond of worms or snakes…at all.

However, this one showed up in our hallway this morning and instead of disposing of it in a more permanent manner, Beth swept it into the dustpan (I took a quick pic before it slithered over the side), and she took it out to the weeded lot beside our house.

While the snake is harmless to people, other than the fright it might provide, thread snakes eat ants and termites and other kinds of unwanted invertebrates.  They are effective in doing so.  Given we had an ant invasion in the bathroom just a few steps from where this friend showed up, it’s no wonder this one is longer than the last one we discovered.  Perhaps its presence in the hallway rather than the bathroom may be an indication that the ants in that part of the house are now eradicated.  We haven’t seen any since our intense 2-day battle against them a couple weeks ago.

It’s good to know that God has created predators to deal with many problem pests and pestilences.  For example, Coke and chocolate cake combat rice cakes and aspartame.

Hopefully, if you’ve been considering coming down here for a visit, you aren’t scared off by some ants and snakes.  I would think we’re weird enough of our own account to scare you off, but we’ll try to be good.  🙂

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