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Hissing in Eden

leeCal Member Posts: 4,257 Disability Gamechanger
i once came across an adder in my garden, luckily it didn’t bite me but it gave me a shock as it was around 90cm long. Having seen it disappear through the hedge I was relieved but I found it difficult to sit in the garden and close my eyes after that near miss. 🐍 

I was wondering if you had found anything unusual in your garden over the years, maybe an animal or perhaps an object whilst digging?


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,356 Disability Gamechanger
    When I was about 8 years old I spotted a Tortoise in a neighbours garden, me being me I went and asked if it was theirs, they said it wasn't and if i wanted I could take it home which I did, it lived another 10 years.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,257 Disability Gamechanger
    You’ve reminded me of a similar story @woodbine. Years ago we had a long garden which tended to become sodden when it rained and so I dug an irrigation ditch down one side of it leading to a soak away. One day I came home from work to find a tortoise stuck in the ditch. We kept it for several years and became very fond of Fred. He or she was quite personable actually and had a taste for lupin flowers. We still miss Fred. 

    They surely do wander and can be quite fast contrary to popular belief.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,021 Pioneering
    I think I'd die if I came across a 🐍 lol. I know we have them but u don't expect to find one in the garden.  
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I was scared @Sandy_123 I must admit, I really don’t like snakes. We’d had a pond in the garden which attracted frogs and though I filled it in we had frogs visiting for years afterwards, I think the snake was after the frogs 🐸 riddit! 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,021 Pioneering
    Eek you'll have to Invest In a 🎺 to play next time lol 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,619 Disability Gamechanger
    I had a mole problem they seem to have gone now 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,114

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    I absolutely hate snakes, this made my toes curl @leeCal!
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,659 Disability Gamechanger
    Snakes...why'd it have to be snakes!?  :#

    I was clearing out a decrepit greenhouse after my Grandad passed away.  Didn't expect to find anything living in there due to the sunlight (unlike the damp, dark, shed!).  I lifted an open veg box on the table and a small pointy head shot up and looked me straight in the eye!!  Being a strong, independent man I...immediately dropped the box, leapt out of the greenhouse and ran across the other side of the garden!  :D  Could've done with some snakes there to keep the rats away!  ;)


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