I haven't had much time for sewing lately; I've been grouting some of the floors and thereafter cleaning out the dust. Hopefully there will be time for crafting during the weekend.
Yesterday, when I was moving things around on the kitchen counter, this little fellow appeared under the toaster!
We know there are snakes in the area we live, but hadn't seen any for 4-5 years. When I settled here, we lived in the neighbor house for some months, and there we also had two snakes that came in, all the way to the third floor! It has been quite some rain lately, and I believe (I'm not a reptile specialist!) the snake tries to hide from the rain, wet and cold. I'm quite sure it came in through the water pipe from the kitchen sink, because that pipe is open where the water goes out to the tank.
Most people fear snakes. When I lifted up the toaster and discovered this guy, I could have screamed, thrown the toaster and run out, but no... It's rare to see snakes here, especially so close as this one, so I had to get my camera in a hurry to get some pictures. I'm not afraid of them, but I don't like it when they come to near, and I don't like it when they come inside the house!
We had to be in a hurry to rescue it, before it got the chance to hide somewhere else, so DH managed to get it into a bucket. We kept it there until the evening, then let it out in the free - outside the gate. Since they are not poisonous there's no reason to kill them.
Here in Mauritius they call it "couleuvre", which is the French word for grass snake. There is no real snakes (poisonous) in the wild here. I found this info about snakes in Mauritius on the net.
Here people also believe it is a sign of bad omen to see a couleuvre around your house.
I don't believe in that, and I don't know why a snake should be a bad omen! I grew up on a farm in Norway, where we often saw snakes (poisonous) in the fields and sometimes in our garden. They never did any harm to any of us, and no "accidents" happened after we saw them either.....