Terror in Sydney and a brown snake in the lounge


Today has been a surreal day. Firstly there is a Lindt cafe in the Sydney CBD being held hostage by an assumed islamic extremist terrorist-I think we can all assume he’s an islamic extremist but he may not be affiliated in any way. In other words he’s (hopefully) working alone which will (hopefully) make the situation easier to control. There are no guarantees and it’s a nearly non-existent terrorist situation that ends well-but fingers crossed for those being held hostage. I’ve been sort of expecting a terror attack of some sort but this still managed to shock me. This is Australia and it’s no longer untouched by terror.

Also today we had a baby brown snake (about 30cms long and just as venomous as a big fella) turn up in our lounge room. We rang around to try and find someone to catch him, but in the end no one could come so we had to catch him ourselves…….I gently popped him in a bucket with a fire poker. So now we have a brown snake in a bucket……not ideal……in the end we couldn’t find anyone to take him so we took him to a nearby creek and let him go. I’m hoping we don’t have an encore.

I wonder if this is how Canadians feel when they find a bear in the hot tub……..



9 thoughts on “Terror in Sydney and a brown snake in the lounge

  1. LOL a bear in the hot tub. I love Canadian jokes. Sadly, I’ll never know what it’s like to find a bear in my hot tub as I’m short one hot tub. 😥

    Jokes aside, I’d be hella scared to find a snake in my house!

    • Lend me a bear and we’ll stick it in mine…..although cold green tub would be more appropriate right now!

      It wasn’t too bad…….he could’ve been a big fella and then we’d have been in trouble!


      • Lol, I don’t know how I’d get a bear to you, but I can try!

        Snakes are pretty cool, but if I found one in my house, even a small one, I think I’d flip. Actually, snakes are one of the reasons I’m too scared to go to Australia, I’m terrified that I’ll get bitten and DIE. And, spiders. For the same reason.

  2. Hmmm……it’s a sizeable hot tub….make it a grizzly won’t you?

    All jokes aside you’ll be fine I promise, you’ll never see a snake or spider in the major cities and out here in the bush you’ll see them but all they want is to get away-not to bite you 🙂 Totally safe. I’ll protect you LOL


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