In the pierced heart of the Crucified, God's own heart is opened up--here we see who God is and what he is like. Heaven is no longer locked up. God has stepped out of hiddenness.
~Pope Benedict XVI
When I was in high school, one of the custodians was working in the basement when he saw very large snake skin (think something like 10 ft) wrapped around one of the pipes. He high tailed it out of there since this was a clue that a 10ft+ snake was lurking about. A search revealed a large boa constrictor had set up residence in the basement. It seems that many, many years ago a boa constrictor had escaped from a science classroom. It apparently had been living happily in the school basement ever since. The school district had always wondered why this particular school did not have the rodent problem the other schools had.
Brrrrr....I don't like snakes at all. After Hurricane Isabel blew through here, a cottonmouth took residence in our garden fountain. Since we live in the woods with a creek nearby, we see these things crawling about occasionally, usually after a bad storm.
Actually, I wasn't surprised at all. In fact I guessed where the snake was found before a hit the link (I thought toilet or shower drain). Believe it or not, it's probably happened several times in the last few years.
What made me laugh about the story is that the snake catcher was so prosaic in saying that he had to give the python a wash because it was a bit wet and smelly. LOL! Ya think?
I certainly hope the guy was as concerned for his own hygiene. I'm guessing that fishing a snake out of a toilet left him a little wet and smelly.
Here's my warped mind at work: since today would've been the remembrance of the English martyrs, St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, and since we're talking about snakes, I thought about the Disney animated movie Robin Hood.It had Terry Thomas as the snake, Sir Hiss, hissing through gapped front teeth, Peter Ustinov as Prince John. LOLOL!The incense smoke has gone to my brain.
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