A lot of people are afraid of snakes, but they don’t have to worry about them because they live in areas where snakes aren’t a problem. This isn’t the case for Mr. Knills. He doesn’t only have to worry about small snakes, but big ones as well.
He was hanging out his laundry to dry when he saw a giant snake crawling up the side of his house.
He wasn’t sure if anyone would believe him, so he had to videotape it. He grabbed his camera and filmed it.
He had only walked out the door a few moments before the snake slithered out of the bushes, across his patio, and up the side of his house. Had he walked out a few moments later, he would have walked right underneath it.
He explained, “I didn’t know they could climb houses like that – five minutes later and I would have got the scare of my life. I am glad it was me hanging out the washing because the wife would probably never do it again if it was her.”
It’s not the first time Mr. Knills saw the snake, but it is the first time he got that close to it.
He knew the snake was living nearby, but he hoped it would keep its distance. He said, “He has lived in the rafters of the shed for about six months, but with this warmer weather, he has woken up a bit and decided to look for food.”
The snake may be hanging out because of the amount of food it has found near the Knills home. He believes it may have even eaten one of his pets. He explained, “I was looking after a butcher bird that had a broken wing and was feeding him, but he has gone missing.”
The snake looks pretty big on the side of the wall, but Mr. Knills says it looks even bigger in person.
He has seen it stretched out and slithering around, and it’s not something he cares to mess with. He added, “He is closer to three meters long when he’s stretched out and not all flexed-up. I freaked out the first time I saw him, but then, after a while, I got used to it.”
Although the snake is pretty big and scary, he doesn’t think it will cause him any harm. He doesn’t even mind it hanging around as long as it stays at a distance. He said, “He just hangs out. He comes out and sees me when I’m working in the shed. I don’t trouble him, and he doesn’t trouble me.”
He has even gone as far as to move the snake when it was in his way.
The snake doesn’t mind it and has learned to coexist with the Knills family. Mr. Knills said, “He was on the shed door once and wouldn’t get off, so I had to get him down and move him. Normally, when he is on the top of the garage door, I can just poke him and he moves over so I can open it.”
Mr. Knills may not mind the snake, but his wife isn’t too happy about it living near her home.
Not many people would be thrilled about it. Mr. Knills doesn’t wish the snake any harm, and as long as it doesn’t hurt or threaten him or anyone in his family, he will let it live nearby.
While he may have taken the photo to show how big the snake it, his story may inspire others to live alongside wild animals peacefully.
In most cases, they just want to eat and be safe too. They won’t cause any harm unless they feel threatened, and animals are just afraid of people as people are afraid of them. This snake and Mr. Knills have a mutual respect for each other, and so far, that’s working out well for them.
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Source: Daily Mail