Skip to comments.Snakeskin Found in Bag of Potpourri, Snake Believed to Be on the Loose
Posted on 04/02/2013 10:10:51 PM PDT by EinNYC
A woman who found a snakeskin in a bag of potpourri believes the snake escaped in her Long Island home and is now hoping to the creature out and capture it.
Natalie Malik tells NBC 4 New York she bought the bag of potpourri on Saturday and poured it into a bowl that was on a table in her Levittown home.
She was sleeping in the next room with her two dogs when they were all startled by the sound of something falling.
When Malik went to investigate, she found pieces of potpourri in the floor, and an 8-inch long snakeskin in the bowl of potpourri.
"It was still fresh," she said.
Now she believes the snake is loose in her house, and is trying to lure it out with crickets, a mouse and glue traps.
"I just want to tell people to 'check your potpourri,'" she said.
Lizards YES (I have several species of tiny lizards in beautiful terraria).
Snakes NO. NO. NO.
Sheesh! I find snake skins all the time around my house. We even see ‘em crawling around all the time. Ain’t no newspaper around here gonna’ take the time to report on that! LOL!
Freakin’ stupid city folks!
Gee, might be time to do a light vacuuming around the house...
Stupid woman. Didn’t she notice the weight?
Carefully check those decorative branches you get at Pier 1.
I hate when that happens.
Yeah...I FReep with Boas...;D
Warmin’ by the HD.................momma! :)
*Millie Kayes swallows the head of a 12-foot python*, is the caption of that image.
He slithers around a while checkin’ stuff out and then goes back where the laptop cooler fan blows warm air across his back.
He’ll stay there for hours, getting toasty and watchin’ TV.
Next thing you know, she'll have a house full of crickets and mice and will need the snake to keep the numbers down.....
I am sure her parents are proud. Well done, dynamic duo.
Is that your *Prodigal son* that had us all in fits, not long ago?
There have been some strange stowaways in the news, lately.
No, it’s Jake the ‘teenage’ Kahl Albino Boa.
The prodigal son isn’t doing very well.
The physical toll of being lost, loose, hungry, thirsty and too cold was apparently too much for his fragile system.
He’s been moved to a special ‘hospital’ enclosure where he’s getting special care.
I hope for the best but expect the worst.
Jake has been a great comfort to me.
Unlike Alice, he has no desire to take off and be a ‘real snake’.
He’s very happy just hanging out with “mom” while I’m working on the computer.
Well, what does one expect?
The very definition of “Potpourri” is:
Little bits of this and that”
Eye of newt, toe of frog
wool of bat and tongue of dog
And a snakeskin or two.
I’m sorry to hear that. I prayed for his return and am happy to pray for his recovery.
You certainly must have your hands full of critical critter care. I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to administer to a snake.
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