My distant husband returned to his flat after work to discover he had a housemate:

He didn’t really want to name a wild animal, but when nudged, he did admit he’d considered calling her Priscilla Python. Basically harmless and sweet natured, Pris let him get up close:

Bill kindly took the cap off the fan over the stove and propped a broom up so his new friend would have a way to the attic, where she could chase all the mice she liked. She apparently took advantage of the offer, and he hasn’t seen her since.

Too bad, as he obviously needs a little help with the dishes.

2 Responses to Priscilla

  1. Bill says:

    I left the cover open and the broom in place for several days, in case P wanted back in, but she didn’t reappear. There are numerous ways out of the roof space, though, so I’m not worried about her.

    For biogeeks, P is a carpet python, Morelia spilota mcdowelli; Google will get you plenty of info. “She” is a guess; I’d originally thought the species smaller than it is, but adults average 2m so P may not even be fully grown.

    As for “basically harmless”, I’d leave out “basically”. There is one report of a 3m specimen trying to eat a 7-year-old boy in Townsville, but I figure the kid must’ve been a runt anyway.

  2. Heike says:

    Well, harmless or not – I think I would have jumped out of my skin had “she” been in my kitchen…!! 😉