Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Sid's Back

Sid's back. And I am in a state of shock. This time he's slithered in through the back door and nestled into my black living room rug. To get him out of my house, and my life, I had to get him up and over the back door step. This is yards and yards away. I got a hooked stick and tried to lift him forwards but he leapt into the air wriggling, squirming, glistening and landed further into the room.

I am yelling in fright and screaming at him to 'Get out!'

Then it got worse. As I lunged at him with my stick his tail fell off - and there were two of them. Sid and his separated tail both wriggling at the same time. Perfectly synchronised. Oh this is a nightmare.

I eventually hooked Sid and got him out through the door and threw him with such force he's halfway up the garden now. But the tail was losing strength. I now know that Sid wrenched his own tail off as a distraction while he hoped to make his escape. It wriggled independently for a while, weakened, then flopped right outside the back door and went still.

I am shaking now. I can hardly type.

Such a lovely day and I was about to sit outside in the May sunshine but I can't. He's there. Him and his tail. Waiting for me.
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Blasting Songbirds said...
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Blasting Songbirds said...

What with Willy the Wasp and Sid the Snake, you will be able to charge an entry fee soon.

Buggles Balham High Road said...

I'll need to. Counselling is expensive #grim face#

pal said...

Oh eeeeek! You did so well to get him out of the house.

Buggles Balham High Road said...

I'm still in recovery Pal.