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Monday, April 23, 2007

A Snake In The House

lim peh ka li kong

Today early early, 天未光、狗未吠, sky also not yet fully bright and dog hasn´t even bark, the rapid knockings on my bedroom door woke lim peh up. It´s our maid knocking our bedroom door and she told us a shocking piece of news, "got snake in the house, sir."

Me quickly rushed out to the kitchen to take a look to see if it really was a snake or maybe just an earthworm.

Snake (Oh-oh, seen by them liao)

or

Earthworm? (Not me la, me playing happily in the park)

When me took a look, nabeh, really got a snake but luckily it was still only a baby snake, the full body length of about 10 inches. (The body is black in colour with a triangular head and some white lines around its body)

lim peh very clever one, took a pair of normal chopsticks to try to pick the baby snake by its neck. (Me always see on National Geographic Channel, the experts always catch hold of the BIG snake easily, bare-handed somemore).

While lim peh was concentrating hard trying to catch the baby snake with the pair of chopstick, a roar hit me from behind, "Lao Beng, what are you doing? Catching a poisonous snake with a pair of stupid chopsticks? Kiang tio hor, mai keh-kiang." My cha-bo-lang was standing behind me.

She took a pair of metal tongs from the drawers and while she tried to pick up the baby snake, the snake was agitated and numerous times, the snake stood on its belly and attacked the tongs. The baby snake actually moved around rapidly and stood up with a "I-am-ready-to-bite-you" posture.

Luckily, within few minutes, cha-bo-lang caught hold of the baby snake and put it into a plastic bag and told our maid to send it the the nearby Police Post.

"Lao Beng, what are you thinking ah? Catching a cobra-look-alike snake with a pair of chopsticks!!"

"Huh? Cobra meh? I thought just normal baby snake only what."

15 minutes after our maid left, a police officer called me and informed me that they will be contacting the authotiries from the Zoo to collect the baby snake.

Me informed the police officer to do a check around our area, cos when there is a baby snake, there sure to be a mother snake somewhere around and snakes normally give birth to more than 1 baby.

As a matter of fact, me and my cha-bo-lang once saw a snake (about 2 - 3 feet long) in the park when we went for our night stroll after our dinner about a year ago. Maybe that was 1 of its babies.

lim peh kong wan liao

** UPDATE : We were informed by the Authority from the Zoo that the baby snake which we caught was a Wolf snake also known as a House snake. It is not venomous and usually afraid of people and will run away upon seeing human beings. **

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36 Comments:

  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 1:03:00 PM , Blogger carcar said...

    gosh! so scary! i think snake don't know how to take lift one hor, pah pah!

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 3:42:00 PM , Anonymous char bo lang said...

    old beng, say properly lah, it was a cobra-look-alike baby snake with the white colour 'collar band' around it's neck, it's identity has yet to be confirmed by the police officer...

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 4:41:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Carcar
    Nope, don´t think snakes can take lift but they sure can climb stairs.

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 4:52:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Cha-bo-lang
    Ya, you are right, I shoundn´t assume without final confirmation from the police officer.

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 5:14:00 PM , Blogger Hiao Auntie said...

    wah so steady ar!!! chabolang know how to catch snake... that onli goes to show CBL more clever than old beng...

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 5:44:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Hiao Auntie
    You can say that again.

    Me only clever in catching spiders and catching "monkeys".

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 9:56:00 PM , Anonymous Tracy Hoe said...

    Wah Sei, both of you caught the snake and send to police station. Oh my god!!! If i see a snake in my house, i will surely 'screammmmm....' till my neighbours call the police....hahahahahaha

     
  • At Monday, April 23, 2007 11:53:00 PM , Anonymous 幼龙 said...

    如是青蛇或白蛇,内人如何处理?

    母蛇产卵的数量在几枚到二十几枚不等,more to come!

    来点民间风俗 - 若在家中发现蛇,是不能打死的,人们认为蛇是祖先派来巡视平安的,进了谁家,就预示谁家居信平安。要是在路边发现几条蛇盘在一起,就要赶揪掉身上的某一颗纽扣丢去表示忏悔,然后走开,当作没有看见。据说这是蛇交配,观者为大逆不道。

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:15:00 AM , Blogger imnothere said...

    so dangerous, if i were you, either i will call for help from authority or else 'terminate' the snake with the hard end of the broomstick.

    me not confident with dangerous animals, maybe because i am a monkey and afraid of snakes. nearly stepped on a tiger snake once when i went on bushwalking.

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:44:00 AM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    It could be somebody's pet snake that managed to escape out of some fish tank or something. I once saw a baby snake too several years ago at a void deck at Sengkang. Conveniently, there was steel shopping trolley nearby. i "drove" it over the slimy thing several times until it's bloodied and snuffed out ;p i hate snakes. Whenver i see snakes, i always wish i have a long sword to chop them all up :p

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:45:00 AM , Blogger Whiskoffee said...

    So next time when we need Snake-busters, we'd know who to call. =)

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:54:00 AM , Blogger Leonard said...

    brave brave old beng...

    witty Cha-bo-lang....

    if i see a snake i sure dun know what to do as i dun watch national geography!

    glad to hear that everything is fine..the snake climb up from rubbish chute ah?

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:10:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Tracy
    No la, me did not catch the snake, my cha-bo-lang did =_="""

    Guess your scream will frighten the snake more then it frightens you then.

    幼龙
    如是青蛇或白蛇应该会交给发海而不是警察吧。

    我知道家中发现蛇是不能把它杀死的所以把它生擒,不过我不知道关于纽扣的风俗,多谢与我们分享。

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:19:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Imnothere
    Yeah, you are right. We will definitely call for help from the authority if it was a bigger snake.

    Tiger snake!!! @_@"""

    Mockingbird
    You very cruel leh...

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:32:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Whiskoffee
    Snake-busters!!! No no, don´t kill the snake la, just inform the authority to capture it.

    Leonard
    Me really silly for trying to catch the baby snake with a pair of chopsticks. Young children please don´t do it hor.

    My guess is that the baby snake ran into my house via the water-pipe or sewage drains.

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:13:00 PM , Anonymous char bo lang said...

    the poor baby snake must be badly traumatised, I was taking extreme care to prevent hurting it. first I tried with bamboo chopsticks to pick up the snake from near the head but it was too ferocious and charging frantically at my chopsticks, then I tried to corner it hoping to calm it down (snakes are supposed to be afraid of bamboo mah but apparently this small one doesn't =_=""" .

    in the end, i bo bian liao have to use the metal tongs to pin it down and put it into the plastic bag, multiple layers somemore before sending it off to the neighbourhood police post by my maid. Throughout the ordeal, I was so scared that I may crush up the poor baby snake's head but luckily, no physical harm was done to the poor reptile. I hope the police officer and the zoo keeper are treating the baby snake well too......

    damage done :
    1) a badly shaken maid coz she said she very scared of snake (funny right? from where she came from, she should have more chances of meeting snakes in her kampong)

    2) two pairs of chopsticks and a metal tong well sacrificed :p

    we are still waiting for the officer to call to inform us the species of the snake, just learnt from my (unit on the left)neighbour's maid that they have also found two snakes in their kitchen 2-3 months back, one small and one medium some more, the bigger one escaped but the poor small snake was killed by my neighbour :( OMI TUO FO.....

    Now I am starting to worry for my other neighbour's dog (unit on the right), this tiny fella is a 'petite' small breed dog, what if, what if the big mama snake slide into the house and eat up the unsuspecting sleeping dog???? OMG, hope my neighbours are keeping a look-out for the snake now that we have informed them about it......

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:44:00 PM , Anonymous char bo lang said...

    oh btw, please do not kill snakes may it be sighted in your house or outside, these creatures deserve a right to live too, all beings are equal, these snakes are already undergoing retribution from their previous bad karma in being re-born into the animal realm, let's not add on to their suffering.

    If you meet a snake, back away from it calmly, do not further agitate it, call the relevant authority if need arise but remember to tell them not to kill the snake but perhaps send it to the zoo where it will be in good hands..... May all live in peace

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:03:00 PM , Blogger 孤星 said...

    原本看到文章裡你們倆的善舉,想留言表達我的感動...
    結果看到char bo lang的一席話...我真的只有認同認同再認同...每一種生物都有生存的權力...

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:39:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    孤星
    是的,每一种生物都有生存的权力,这个地球并不只属于我们人类的。。。

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:59:00 PM , Blogger Xorpheus said...

    So one year ago, you saw the mother snake at the park. Perhaps, now the baby snake pay you a visit leh...kekeke

     
  • At Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:16:00 PM , Blogger 一隻熊 said...

    呵呵,Beng 伉儷現在可是出了名會 '捉蛇'.

    哈哈這可別讓老闆知道。

     
  • At Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:44:00 AM , Anonymous slurp! said...

    wah pianz snake in house. use chopstix on 10" snake ... hero ah~~~ next time wear a oven mitt as well for added layer of protection

    i meet snakes on a few occasion while hiking, not a big problem as they usually go away by themselves if you dun disturb.

    but for those hiding in residential area, that's really dangerous. i felt that sometimes we have to kill to prevent them from killing many others

     
  • At Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:20:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Xorpheus
    Yeah, very funny. How´s Vietnam?

    一只熊
    “捉蛇” 非 “吃蛇”,不怕老板知道啦 =_="""

    Slurp
    Yes, you are right, snakes usually won´t attack if they are left alone

     
  • At Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:27:00 PM , Blogger Whiskoffee said...

    I want to eat snake... =)

     
  • At Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:28:00 PM , Blogger Moon said...

    Wah.. heng the snake never bite you.. maybe poisonous who knows!!

    By the way, why you see alot of nurses nowadays??

     
  • At Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:32:00 AM , Blogger  said...

    sometimes d snake is so pityful.. it probably ends up being squash at its head n dong dong qiang (die)

     
  • At Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:29:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Whiskoffee
    Eh... I think... eh... pìangz, I don´t know how to answer you leh, =_="""

    Moon
    We received confirmation from the Zoo and thank goodness, it is a "Wolf-snake aka House-snake" and it is not poisonous.

    Lately, my mum was admitted in the Hospital for an operation and I just had my tooth extraction thus saw many nurses during my 2 visits.


    Yes, that´s why we must not kill them cos they deserve to live too.

     
  • At Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:41:00 AM , Blogger imnothere said...

    http://ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes/striped_keelback.htm

    i think this maybe the snake that you and cha bo lang caught.

     
  • At Friday, April 27, 2007 9:20:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Imnothere

    Thanks for sharing but the authority confirmed that the baby snake is indeed a "Wolf snake" aka "House snake".

    http://ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes/common_house-snake.htm

     
  • At Friday, April 27, 2007 1:40:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you are a funny man. you doint want to kill the snake. yet you give it to the zoo! the zoo will simply kill the snake because the zoo does not want to keep such common creature. so the snake died because of you mah. just like those people who send stray cats and dogs to spca.

     
  • At Friday, April 27, 2007 2:00:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Anonymous
    No, we did not send it to the Zoo but to the Police Post and the Police sent it to the Zoo.

    What makes you think that the Zoo will kill the snake? You work in the Zoo or just only hear-say?

    The baby snake was not killed as I had spoken to the PIC of the Zoo :)

     
  • At Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:20:00 AM , Anonymous =] said...

    have u finish collecting ur doraemon magnets???

     
  • At Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:32:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    =)
    Just short of 1 only, Suntec City

     
  • At Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:57:00 PM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    Sorry for being cruel. But i just hate snakes with absolute abhorrence. Need to kill it before it bites. Not sure whether it will bite or not. Killing it removes all unecessary anxious worrisome doubts. The only good snake is a dead snake :p Movies like "Snakes on a Plane" just make people like me with snake-phobia hate snakes all the more ;(

     
  • At Wednesday, May 09, 2007 10:32:00 AM , Blogger Sunflower said...

    wah... pro cha bo lang leh...

    look deeply at uncle beng....

     
  • At Wednesday, May 09, 2007 10:50:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Mockingbird
    ....... :(

    Sunflower
    ....... =_="""

     

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