Defying Gravity – I’ll Never Sleep Again

snake climbing

Every now and then, a friend will share something with you that you will never forget no matter how hard you try.  No.  I’m not talking about an S.T.D. (although I would agree that this, too, would be quite memorable).

This photo was sent my way to display the true talent of our local critters.  The snake in this picture was scaling a column at her house.  She took the photo.  Not google.  And she doesn’t live too far away either.  It’s a display of nature’s incredible mastery of the elements, and this creature’s dexterity is terrifying.  These animals truly become one with the earth around them.

After further research, I have learned that snakes typically limit this kind of climbing to structures with stone or brick exterior walls.  Lucky for me, our new home is all brick.  So ultimately I am good if wolves come knocking but may be hosed if and other animal invaders appear.

Consequently I have come to the conclusion that one of the outcomes below will probably occur in the near future:

  • I will build a giant bubble around our brick house and cover it with baby oil to make sure that those suckers will slide off.
  • I will never sleep again.
  • I will be getting a brand new snakeskin handbag with matching shoes.

Any votes?  (Pick the bag and shoes!)

😉  Jo

***Thanks for the memories soul sister K!


(Nooooo I wouldn’t really hurt the snake.  With that said, he better stay outside or all bets are off.)

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wakinguponthewrongsideof50
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 18:30:15

    And people wonder why I live in a city…..


  2. settleinelpaso
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 19:00:31

    I like the bubble and baby oil idea. Snake-A-Way repellent might be another related idea.


    • MoJo
      Aug 09, 2017 @ 19:34:24

      I think the bubble is my only option. I own snake-a-way but it’s apparently just yard decor. Snakes don’t care about it, and any small effect is gone once it rains. We are doing chicken wire on the fence around the yard but the front of the house is all brick. So yes – the bubble it is!


  3. manyofus1980
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 19:16:18

    the bag and shoes sounds like a plan! 🙂 and me, I would hurt that sucker! lol. Not a fan of snakes noooo! xxx


  4. Anonymous
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 20:40:45

    Wow! I thought the little 18 incher out in our gardens was bad. Yikes!


  5. Mischenko
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 20:42:06



  6. foodzesty
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 00:52:41

    Bubble and baby oil best option 🙂


  7. foodzesty
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 00:53:13

    Or you can move to the city 🙂 🙂


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  9. James J. Cudney IV
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 07:29:48

    Um. I need to go. That thing might crawl through the computer and try to get me.

    Is Voldemort sending his friends before he descends upon your town?

    Try all 3 options. And here’s a fourth, just for fun. Start buying up predators until you have an entire eco food chain in your town to keep everything in balance and away from you.

    I need to find a sealed crypt and crawl in.


  10. James J. Cudney IV
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 07:35:38

    Good plan. If you don’t hear from me, I ended up taking a job as a snake dancer.


  11. Gastradamus
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 16:19:36

    Your combination of creative photos and witty writing equals great blogging. We’ve got a new short called PHONESTRUCK. Please come on by and comment to let us know what you think. Hope to see you there mojo


  12. misifusa
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 17:08:41

    You know my vote – bag and shoes! But oh my gosh! I’m so creeped out. I mean, thanks for sharing, but I’ll never be your neighbor unless you share the bubble! xo


  13. Kip Walkin
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 23:47:32

    Hmmmm…. Not a fan at all Jo.😎😎 Anything to repel them is just fine. 💨💨🏃🏃Please stay safe.👍


  14. Mama Cass
    Aug 11, 2017 @ 18:11:23

    EEEEEEEEEKKKK!!! Holy crap!!! Bubble! Def Bubble! F*** it!


  15. Tracy
    Aug 12, 2017 @ 02:09:01

    I leave Tracy shaped holes in the walls if I see so much as a garden spider. If I clapped eyes on a snake, I would have a coronary. I cannot look at that picture again. Ever. UNSEE UNSEE!


  16. mamanerd2
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:26:07

    No. No nope. Nah. We once had a garter snake in our basement and my husband had to talk me out of breaking the lease.


    • MoJo
      Aug 15, 2017 @ 17:28:05

      Hahaha! I’m with you! Outside is ok (from a distance). Inside is not ok (I don’t care how far away it may be – it’s too close!)


  17. Anonymous
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 00:22:11

    The exact spots where I’ve seen snakes on my walks are burned into my consciousness forever. Totally agree. … Glad to find your blog and have you in my WP network.


    • MoJo
      Aug 16, 2017 @ 00:38:09

      Isn’t it interesting how they access this completely primal place in our psyche. Don’t they know that my psyche is ragged enough already?? Thanks so much for the comment. With a name like Someone, I just know that we will be friends. 😉


  18. thedreamermom
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 20:00:35

    Oh gosh, when it comes to snakes, I get goosebumps!


  19. shalini
    Aug 24, 2017 @ 05:34:14

    Omg, this is the first I have seen climbing a building


  20. Blog Andrew
    Sep 26, 2017 @ 04:14:30

    😮 Jeeze she doesn’t live far away!!!!


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