snake in the bed

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teresacraven
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snake in the bed

Postby teresacraven » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:47 am

Has anyone ever experienced being bitten by a snake in their bed? It happened to me last week, bitten on finger then shoulder. Woke in agony and it was on the sheet then slid away. Not very big and brownish. Finger sbadly swollen. Any idea what is was? Except a nightmare! :(

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby Paula » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:30 am

:shock:

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby BENIDORM » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:36 am

There are not many snakes in Spain that would do that, however I do know of one person who was 'bitten' by a viper, in similar circumstances.
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If you receive any bites from any snakes or creepy crawlies it is always best to seek medical attention, the local chemist is usually the easiest place to go to and they are well trained and very helpful.
Be careful with toads also, not so much of a threat to humans but can be deadly to animals....

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby olive » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:16 am

Ye gods. :shock:

Do you have or see many around the outside of the house?

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:19 pm

tera, where abouts in andalucia are you ?

ive seen a few small snakes in my 11 years, but never been bitten by one. (yet) :D
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teresacraven
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Re: snake in the bed

Postby teresacraven » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:56 pm

thanks for the replies, I am in Orgiva snd no I haven't seen any snakes around recently. Saw one about 5 years ago but am now worried in case there are more!

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby scotty » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:25 pm

Snakes in Spain.......... Sounds like the name of a movie :lolno: :lolno: :lolno: . Lucky for you he only got your finger :oops: :oops: :oops: . Imagine if the snake saw "something else" and thought it was another snake :crazy: :crazy:

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby BENIDORM » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:29 am

Has anyone ever determined what type of snake attacked Teresa?..

I've looked at loads of pictures of snakes but couldn't identify one from her description, perhaps it was a 'Foreigner'..arrived in a banana box or something... :shock:

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby olive » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:52 am

We had a small (harmless) snake in our garage. I suspect it was looking for a mouse. It took a hell of a lot of catching as it could move very quickly. We released it well away from habitation.

What happened to yours? Do you have a rodent problem perhaps?

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Re: snake in the bed

Postby curatokid » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:21 pm

Well my system seems to be working, when in England earlier this year a scientist friend of mine said that as snakes have a very strong sense of smell I should put crushed up moth balls around the garden and thow into the rocks and they wont like that and they will move on, well I have not seen any this year so it seems to have worked as they are moving out of Andalucia !!!! :thumbup:


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