This was my friend’s status update yesterday. European and American readers might find it hard to imagine (my Couchsurfers and Airbnb guests certainly have), but Christmas in this part of the world really does mean sweating it out in 32°C (90°F) heat and 65% humidity, torrential downpours, or both.
Some old codger just came up to me at my local supermarket and asked if I’d heard of Solvol (heavy duty soap) before. Thinking he genuinely needed help understanding what it was, I opened my mouth to explain, but was interrupted by him recommending I use it to scrub off my custom designed tattoo sleeve.
Dining chair = #snake jungle gym #reptilesofinstagram #petsofinstagram #snakesofinstagram
today i was talking about christmas traditions with my class and they started talking about Christmas beetles and I was like….what?
apparently they’re beetles that come out around christmas time and everyone…
You mean these things?
We get them here in the NT, and they’re really pretty, but also really annoying! They’re not venomous or anything, but the ABC’s description of them as ‘something spiky that crawls down your shirt or buzzes loudly into your hair’ is quite fitting.
Check out what my Canadian surfer made me this week! It’s a drawing of my pet, Salazar :) Flo was awesome, by the way. She’s a self-proclaimed hippie with a super chilled personality. She cooked me meals, cleaned my apartment and just generally was a great help during what has been one of the most stressful weeks of my short life. Kinda sad she won’t be here to celebrate with me now :(
What a pretty Coastal! How’s he to handle? I have a 1 year old Jungle Carpet named Bunny and she’s wiggly like a little Kraken tenticle when i first take her out and then tires herself out and takes a nap on me.
He’s actually a Murray Darling, Morelia spilota metcalfei, and he’s always super tolerant and calm - except when there’s food involved, of course :) I only got him in January this year, but he’s never shown any signs of aggression towards me or any of my b&b guests who have held him. I don’t think I’ve ever had a snake go to sleep on me, only stay still for a long time. But that’s probably what you meant, since snakes can’t close their eyes :P