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An Ominous Bump

Spotted this morning snoozing under a coffee bush just two metres from the chooks.  Quick count of the chickens and they’re all there.  Whew.  The roost design is holding up.

The bump is likely either a bush turkey or a bandicoot, or maybe even a little padimelon wallaby.   After what that wallaby did to my nasturtiums and mint and asparagus the other night, I’m feeling quite ok about the snake!

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  • Lisa September 20, 2011, 11:31 am

    Snakes are out and about here too, saw a big black snake on Sunday wandering across the road. Looks like he had a good meal, glad it wasn’t your chooks.

  • Julie September 20, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Snakes. One thing we don’t have to worry about here!

  • leisai September 20, 2011, 1:51 pm

    Oh, I hope it’s a bush turkey, I HATE those things. They kept sexually assaulting my chickens.

  • Alison September 20, 2011, 4:12 pm

    Oooo yes, a bump indeed! That’s really quite gross, but gross fascinating… if it were at my home I’d be fantasizing about that bump being a rat. Actually I’d want several more bumps and be hoping it was the whole extended family.

  • dixiebelle September 20, 2011, 8:12 pm

    Thank goodness it wasn’t a chook!

  • Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial September 21, 2011, 7:22 am

    Oh my goodness, that IS an ominous bump! Glad it wasn’t one of your girls!

  • cityhippyfarmgirl September 21, 2011, 12:27 pm

    He won’t want any dessert after that meal.
    I remember seeing a couple of pythons asleep under a bat colony once. They had pointy (wings) bumps all over…and were huge.

  • lewie September 22, 2011, 1:48 pm

    snake posts always get the most comments. …funny that.

  • Mel September 23, 2011, 2:07 pm

    WOW. We do not get snakes like that in our gardens! (Portland, Oregon) Holy smokes…..my chooks are safe in our predator proof run, but we only have to protect from raccoons, possums and rats.

  • Linda September 23, 2011, 2:41 pm

    He (or she) is very calm. She’s still in exactly the same spot, sleeping off dinner. She moves just a few inches spreading out in the sun in the morning, going back in the shade of the bush in the heat. I go past her several times a day. She (or he) is mostly a nocturnal hunter, he loves chicken, he’s strong enough to bust through wire and patient enough to spend all night every night trying. Which is why I’m so pleased the roost design is working.

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