This is a story with a sad ending…
Once up on a time a beautiful python shared the garden with us. He would sinuously slide around.
Occasionally stopping by the fish pond for a drink
We would watch him curled along the branches of the Grevillea tree, waiting…
Next morning a pile of colourful feathers would be left on the ground under the tree and the snake would be gone for a few days.
We delighted in his company, a non-poisonous, harmless type of snake.
Sadly not all people consider it a privilege to have a wild creature share your space and appreciate his beauty.
One morning we found him curled up under his favourite tree, dead, a large gash along his side. Obviously some neighbour thought, as many do, that the only good snake is a dead one. That is so sad as these beautiful creatures will only attack if cornered and will quickly disappear into the undergrowth when they hear you coming.
But to end on a happier note. I suppose the Rainbow Lorikeets and Rosella didn’t mourn him…
This month Jude is looking for wildlife in her “Garden Photography” challenge.
“This month I want to see photos and stories about wildlife in the ‘garden’ – insects, spider, birds, rabbits, hedgehog, fox, snake (!) whatever you can find in your garden, public gardens, lakes, parks. But please not the family dog!”