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The day a snake ran me down there's a snake in the toilet grandpa come QUICK

Updated on April 20, 2015


One Saturday afternoon I was home alone and decided to wash some loads of clothes. Well I love to sing and when I listen to music I always like to sing louder than the music itself. So anyhow I went to the washroom which is on the outside of the house and I started washing of course because I was washing I could not hold my phone in my hands so I decided to use my headphones.

So there I was washing and singing loud and sweetly like a lark, but while being engrossed in the clothes I was getting this feeling to remove the headphone something is around, you've got company . I did not take heed at first then something whispered to me again remove the headphones from your ear so I decided to listen to the voice least I be surprised.

I did remove it and I looked around to my utmost surprise there was this long horse whip snake about fifteen feet away from me looking at me as though we were enemies. Well my dears I dropped whatever was in my hands and ran like hell I jumped over a little barrier at the back of the washroom and sped around the house in the background I can hear the snake scuttling on the vinyl in the washroom. Yes sure he was coming for me, but guess what? I surprised that slimy whimp I out witted him with the skills of a cheetah.

So by this time I was scared as hell adrenaline had my heart pumping faster than a machine gun. When I got around to the front of the house and tried to get my balance and let my heart go back to its usual beating rate . Ah! I forgot to mention while running around the back of the house I skidded on moss and almost fell, but sure as hell I break danced and kept running. My predator wasn't going to make me his victim. I raised my head and what could I see about twenty feet away from me it was the very said snake. His head set to charge at his enemy. What happened seemed like I frighten him when I took off in my jet plane mode around the house and he turn back from chasing me. Well I forgot my heart rate I grabbed the knob on the house door and pelt myself in and locked the door. Of course I was in there worrying would he have the sense to climb through the brick holes over the door? What if he/she comes in what will I do would I be able to run upstairs and jump from the second floor. My uncle came home about thirty minutes after so I was relieved.

So after such an adventure I quit washing for awhile, luckily I have lots of clothes so it wasn’t a big deal except for the back loads. Eventually when I finally told myself the horse whip snake isn’t there anymore. Yet I always look around and yes there are no more headphones in my ears when washing in the yard.

There's a notion in the Caribbean that horse whip snakes only run down pregnant women and according to how many months you are, it will give you those amount of whipping. Well let me tell you I have never been pregnant, nor was I having an immaculate conception, so for Caribbean people HORSE WHIPS RUN DOWN ANYONE.



Well growing up with my grandparents in the western part of the country it’s very mountainous and bushy so you know it’s the ideal place for snakes. My granny use to mind ducks, chickens and rabbits anyone who minds chickens knows where there are chickens there’s snakes so we saw them pretty often. People call it the Rat snake its real name is Macajuel or Boa Constrictor. I for one don’t care if it's rat, ants or butterfly snakes get it as far away from me please I hate these slimy serpents.

Years passed and granny stopped minding these snake animals so one night we went to fish and got home around midnight. I had a hot pee on me so I headed for the washroom immediately as the doors was opened. So as I was in motion to sit I looked up and to my dismay what could I have seen halfway on the ceiling and partly dangling over my precious head?

It was a Macajuel with a rat in his mouth I flew out that toilet so fast screaming. My step granddad who was in the kitchen heard me and said what is it I said it’s a snake he went for the lutchet “a solid piece of iron with a sharp point”. He saw the snake still in its posture with the rat in his mouth and he slammed it in the belly with the lutchet the snake dropped the rat and made a squeal and pelt his face forward almost snapping my step grand dad’s face. Wow! What a close one, he then pulled back his head and slipped into a space that would have caused him to fall outside of the house.

Again this was by another washroom where this snake fell, the next morning we went to see if he had died when he fell outside apparently he was only wounded and crawled away into the bushes. Yet another time these evil creatures hindered my washing I got stiff neck every time I was washing I would always be spinning around ever so often to see if I saw the snake, coming from his hidden secret place.

Well that’s it now for snakes and me maybe a next time I’ll talk of another experience.

~ © Joanna Chandler copyright 2014


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    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      No problem nell i am happy you got a laugh and that i got away from those creatures lol

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      lol! I could just imagine you charging away from those snakes yelling your head off! sorry, its not funny but the way you told it really made me laugh! we have snakes over here, only two types, an Adder which can kill but not all the time as long as you get treated, and a harmless grass snake, trust me, I wouldn't go near them enough to know which is which!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      WAW Faith, that sounds scary hmm i would have been looking like crazy anytime i set foot in my yard. Oh Lush! Yes anytime you see one snake most times there are others around or even babies gross isn't it. I hate anything crawling from worms go up i am petrified.

      I am sorry the guy did not get the snake , but is he crazy why would you want that snake is better you get a cat. I always believe people who like snakes are dealing with evil.....

      Thanks for your comments :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Eeks!!! I am so glad you got away, Jo ... I would have died from heart failure if I saw such a snake in both instances! I cannot even stand to look at your photos ... I do not like those slimy creatures in the least bit and I do not care what kind of snake it is. Just last week, we had a five foot King snake slither into our backyard. The man who does the lawn care for the neighbor came pounding on our front door and saying ... please, please!!! I did not know what to think. He asked frantically could he come through the house to get to the backyard and we let him. We asked what is it and he told us about the King snake and that he wanted it because it kills rats and other snakes and such! I wish he would have found that snake, good snake or not, and now every time I go back there or anywhere in my yard, I am looking for that snake, when I know there are probably more around that I just have not seen. If I see one, it will get the best of me. I am glad you are okay and brave too.

      Our dog will alert us to a snake, I hope. We have a cat, but he has not been outside yet.


    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Lol gnite uncle Frank good to see yah!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Lol thanks much grand old lady you made me chuckle

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      hey, snake in the grass has nothing on your experience.. thank you for sharing this.. I think LOL

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Oh my, I complain of cockroaches and mice, and here you are battling snakes. Very glad to know that you are safe and that you outran that snake. You might find this link useful:

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Hi Jackie so snakes aren't afraid of male cats ? I know cats keep rats away never heard of snakes lol. Yh it was and that snake was making some big slick s's "curves" to come get me ...... now i know if ever i see one again i will add double speed lol.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Whew now that is scary; I never had a snake chase me and I know I'd probably climb the house to get away from one. I keep a cat though; female ones and you won't have any snakes around with them. I have lived here over twelve years and this summer is the first time I have seen snakes and that is because Lily my cat died. Even being almost 20 and weak; she kept those things away. I got me two kittens yesterday that I hope are female. Been so long I can't remember the difference! lol


    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Brave Audrey! I would not have ran i am just as scared as u lol

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      I am so afraid of snakes! I can't imagine your experience with them--you are a brave soul!!!


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