Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Trev catches a tiger

He did. He really did. We had a tiger in the backyard, and Trev caught it. Tiger snake that is. He kind of had to. He went to start on the mud pit and a tiger snake fell out from underneath the black plastic sheeting. It was in there after a mouse. About a metre long it was a youngish snake. Trev put on chaps, gloves, armed himself with sticks and went about demolishing the pit to find the thing. I was incredibly brave and perched on a window sill and gave directions (don't ask me to hold the bag, not going there again). Eventually he had it pinned down, it attacked the stick Trev used to hold it down, and even managed to bite itself a few times. Later we looked it up and found that snakes are immune to their own venom. Just as well.
Trev bagged him, showed the boys the snake, we all piled in the car, drove a couple of km's away to an uninhabited area and released him.

I made suitable fluttering of lashes and comments along the line of, 'You're my hero' for the rest of the day. Trev stopped trembling with adrenalin sometime after dinner.

5 comments:

Gavin said...

Great catch Trev. Following in the footsteps of Steve Erwin I read!

I too would have been scared witless, as snakes do give me the willies.

Gav

Debbie said...

At least it was outside. My mum found one in her cutlery drawer once. She took three steps over about 10 metres and up onto the kitchen table, then sent my under school age brother to the shearing shed to get Dad and our share farmer to come an retrieve it. I don't think it was deposited back in the bush though...

Barb. said...

Not sure why but I thought that Tassie didn't have snakes...

Good on him for the release.

Barb.

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