When is a carpet not a carpet?

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Carpet

When it is a Carpet Snake!

Carpet Snakes are Pythons and are non-venomous gentle creatures. They rely on squeezing their prey and swallow them whole. It’s not to say they don’t bite as they do. I have been bitten as I dragged a Carpet Snake backwards from my chook pen away from the baby chickens. It was a bit miffed I guess about missing out on dinner. I was probably too complacent but juggling a three meter snake and a torch with squawking chooks I took my eye off the snake and he whipped around at lightning speed and bit my hand. Just a bit of blood as they have backwards facing fangs. A short walk back into the bush well away from the chooks and I deposited him to slither away and find another place to eat.

These images are from my besties. Carpet Snakes make great biological pest controllers.

This is the month…..

…..when a special visitor arrives at my place.

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Rosy Hues

I was sitting in the garden talking on the phone when he came by. Sitting in the Grevillea and they over to a bird bath. I didn’t have my camera and the phone camera wasn’t available as I was on an important call. So to let you see what I hope to see maybe tomorrow or during the week ahead, which gives me a rosy hue is the beautiful Rose Robin.

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