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Thursday, May 5, 2011

ALL IN A DAYS WORK

A teaching colleague sent me an email : All in a days work.
Last Friday, one of the kids said, “Ms B, there’s a snake in the boys' toilets.”
“Yeah, sure there is!” replied Ms B, believing it to be an euphemism.








I didn't take these photos and I'm sure glad that I wasn't on playground duty that day, like my friend.

27 comments:

  1. Marvellous photos...whoever took them! What kind of snake was it? I know so many of yours are deadly! Gives me shivers up and down my spine and goosebumps all over just thinking about it! The snake catcher looks so cool, calm and collected...indeed, it's all in a day's work for him!

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  2. Okay, right. First you pull the snake out of the tree, then you coax it into a black bag.
    Ohhhh, yes. Well...
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. It is a python or carpet snake. It isn't poisonous but crushes its prey with its coils.

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  4. Really funny - and horrific at the same time!!! That guy looks like a snake catcher!! xxxxx

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  5. That looks scary to me, never seen such one in the wild, only in a Zoo.

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  6. Chuckle ... and that looks like a very lively snake, lucky its only a carpet snake.

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  7. Happy to hear it wasn't a poisonous snake. It's a beauty as snakes go and these are great photos your friend sent you. Three cheers for the snake catcher.

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  8. Diane we get lots of smaller ones here at the farm but nothing like the size of that monster. Certainly don't relish the thought of being 'crushed' by it.

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  9. Ewwww and I was freaking out about seeing a mouse in my bathroom this morning. Perspective it's all perspective!

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  10. We have bullsnakes here that are sort of similar although QUITE a lot smaller. I'm not fond of them either.

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  11. What a nice pupil in the boys toilet. I have nothing against snakes as long as they are not dangerous. Some of them are real beauties. I never had that in school, the only snakelike creatures were earthworms, and these I don't like !

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  12. OMG, those students would have been losing a teacher that day for sure with me.

    That thing is "ugly," I cannot see beauty in snakes. Sorry folks.

    Be careful as I imagine after those floods you will see more of these still mixed up in their surroundings.

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  13. and here my brain was thinking what a brave brave photographer you are until i got to the end. i can't believe he pulled it out with his HANDS. yowsa on this. looks like it is poisonous one to me with the triangle shaped head.

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  14. Oh gee - I would be down the other end of the block within seconds on seeing that! I wouldn't even stay to see if it was dangerous or not!

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  15. I would have screamed bloody murder if I had to encounter that thing; it's huge! I don't blame you for not wanting to be on playground duty. Can you imagine explaining that you had to wrangle a snake today?
    Ava

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  16. Wow, it sure is a big one. I am glad it was not poisonous. That would really be scary. I wonder if that man really like his job catches the snakes.

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  17. That is enough to make you need a bathroom. How terrible this things was in the school in the first place. Brave man.

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  18. I would have been having nightmares if I'd seen that snake. eek!!

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  19. Oh my goodness me! Can you imagine needing to go and running to toilet to find this critter waiting in there? I would have wet my pants!

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  20. AAARRRGGGHHH!!! I loathe snakes!! Even if they're not poisonous ...

    The snake catcher deserves whatever they're paying him - and more!!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  21. What great excitement for the children... bet they told their parents what happened at school that day !!!

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  22. Wow! What a fun day at school ;>)

    They are really great pictures.

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  23. Spiders and snakes, these are what Kiwis don't like. I don't mind because there are plenty in Borneo where I grew up.

    My nephew in Brisbane once had a big snake.

    Your boys must have been very brave. Mrs. B

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  24. Reminded me of the day in Konedobu when a Papuan Black snake arrived in our office. Man on phone wondered why I thought it necessary to get off the phone and call for help! All of us were ON our desks by then!

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  25. Uh, I thought these were fake at first...someone was actually taking pictures of the snake slithering into a window?? I like snakes but that thing is HUGE, and it looks like a rattler, though I can't see a good pic of the end of it's tail. I assume it's not though? Since the man catching it isn't using any tools... I would be a bit freaked if I saw that out of a cage!

    -Lizzy

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  26. I love the name of your blog, first off. And that snake looks like it's at least 4 feet long, I can't believe that was just hanging around! At least they didn't kill it.

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  27. Wow that is so crazy. I'm glad that you were not on playground duty either.

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