“More snakes falling from the sky”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2016 at 10:00 am 13 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

In the continuing saga of snakes raining down from the sky, this one landed three feet from me when I was at the Glover Park community garden on Saturday. I think–I hope–that a bird dropped it. And am very grateful it didn’t land on me, or I’d still be screaming.”

  • flieswithhoney

    I never had this fear until I lived here. Hope the rest of your day was better, OP.

  • Hill Denizen

    OMG, that’s terrifying.

  • DE

    Sure it didn’t fall from a tree? That’s the usual way.

  • dcd

    [God, I wish we could post images here.]
    “There’s motherf**king’ snakes on the motherf**kin’ plane!”

  • Hisssssssssssssss

    OP Here… The closest tree was 20 feet away and there are no overhead branches.

    • anon

      Great temporary username.

  • ExWalbridgeGuy

    This makes me so mad. There’s no rats in the trees so I don’t want snakes wasting time up there. The snakes are not on a f***ing vacation — they have a job to do and it’s not in a tree.

    • Anon


      That was such a good laugh, thanks!

    • anon

      Good one.

  • Caroline

    Anyone want to weigh in on the kind of snake? My (poorly educated) bet is on a hognose snake.

    • anongardener

      Northern Brown Snake? Doesn’t look chunky enough to be a hognose.

      • Anonymous

        It’s Storeria dekayi (common name: brown snake/northern brown snake or De Kay’s snake): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storeria_dekayi They have that distinctive checkered pattern and are very common here.

        • Caroline

          Internet, you’re awesome.


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