Snakes alive!

I haven’t run a competition for months, and this picture doing the rounds by email is just too good to miss. 

That is not a sight I would like to see upon opening the door.  A black mamba that size is even more tetchy than the smaller ones, which are bad enough, and the poison he packs could have a person dead-icated in no time flat.  I tend to give our local residents of that species a wide berth! 

My contribution is:

No fangs.  Didn’t you see the sign, ‘No Reps or Reptiles?’

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48 Responses to CAPTION COMPETITION: snakes alive!

  1. “And they thought it was Colonel Mustard in the dining room with the dagger…”


  2. Tokeloshe says:

    I’ll h-i-s-s-s and I’ll s-s-s-p-i-t and I’ll s-s-s-t-r-i-k-e your houses-s down!


  3. Harmony says:

    ~ I said “civil SERPENT” not “servant!” ~


  4. bluebee says:

    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Snake who
    Sna(c)k(e)ing on you if you open the door

    (Well, I’ve never professed to be a wit!)


  5. Gasp! (Not a caption) 🙂


  6. 68ghia says:

    I insist you open this door Dora!! Right now!!
    Caption aside. I doubt very much that i would have taken the time to take a photograph of that particular sight!!


  7. optie says:

    I have no words Col, if I was confronted by that slithering monster of a snake I’d be struck dumb


  8. adinparadise says:

    I wouldn’t even try to cap your brilliant caption, Col. 🙂


  9. Eha says:

    ‘Knock before entering! Strangers unwelcome!


  10. disperser says:

    “Scaling the door”


  11. nrhatch says:

    “Come out. Come out. Wherever you izzzzzz.”


  12. raisingdaisy says:

    Yikes! I’d sell the house right then and there – clothes and all…..


  13. I would hate to trip over that thing!! Why do I have to sign in on every ones page and have comments awaiting moderation.. so strange


  14. Sonel says:

    “Very rude of them to invite me for dinner and then they’re not home!”

    Lovely snake indeed Col! I would invite him for tea only as I do not want to be his dinner. LOL!


  15. The Asian says:

    “I told you that this door camouflages me perfectly!”


  16. cobbies69 says:

    I’ve had enough I’m going! I am not a bloody draught excluder anymore.


  17. Would this be sort of Come Slither effect?


  18. Pussycat44 says:

    A very close encounter of the slithery kind?


  19. Wow! What a sight! Scary indeed, no mattter how harmless it may have been reported to be.


  20. Arkenaten says:

    “Who’s playing that pipe? Oooh, charmed I’m sure.”


  21. kragenhai says:

    By the way, Col, that is definitely not a black mamba. Black mambas are actually brown. They get the name “black” from the inky black colour of the mouth lining. Looks more like a South American (I think) Rainbow Python. A very beautiful snake and harmless, unless you happen to be a rabbit. So watch out on the first of the month if you are in its territory.


    • colonialist says:

      You are probably right, but a real whopper of a mamba I saw here the month before last was very close to that colour (the neighbour got him caught and taken away a while later – I was hoping for a picture). Maybe some also go blacker with age, because I’ve never seen one so strikingly dark before – the smaller ones I have seen are usually a light greenish grey. The actual green mambas are, of course, bright green.


  22. kragenhai says:

    “Please let me in! I’m cold and hungry.”


  23. Grannymar says:

    Visitor control!


  24. newsferret says:

    Oh, Shite!!!!!!!


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