Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A snake

I’m sure I’ve already mentioned that I’m afraid of the snakes, really afraid. It's a phobia.


Yesterday Mr Starlight and I went out for a walk in the nearby park. We were walking on a path through a forest which leads from our street to the park. And then I saw it. A snake. It was a small brown snake but it caused me a serious panic attack.

I started to cry; I couldn’t even yell because I could frighten it and it could end badly. Well, it was probably a harmless snake and it wouldn’t end badly but in that moment my instinct said that it could end badly. 


Mr Starlight didn’t see it and didn’t know why I was crying so I tried to explain that I saw a snake and, of course, he didn’t believe me. He looked back and he didn’t see it so he thought I imagined it. But I knew it was there and I was panicking, crying and hopping.

Yes, I was hopping and the reason for me doing it is quite simple. I knew we can’t go back the same way we came even though it was the shortest way back home; we could see it again and that was the last thing in the world I wanted. We had no choice but to continue walking onward and I couldn’t just walk. I can’t really explain this but I wasn’t able to walk normally. I couldn’t. I wanted to run as fast as I could but that also wasn’t a good option; there could be another snake somewhere on the path and if I was running I couldn’t see it and I could step on it. So I really didn’t have any other option than to hop.


When we came out of the forest on the asphalt I still couldn’t walk quite normally, I was still panicking, unable to breathe normally or to talk like a normal human being. It took me an hour or so to calm down and I spent it trying to convince Mr Starlight that there indeed was a snake but it seems that he still thinks that it was just my imagination.


But it wasn’t.


I really saw it.

14 comments:

  1. I really hate it when someone doesn't believe you, especially when you aren't wrong.

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  2. Let me just say for the record, I believe you and I would have acted exactly like you. I'm terrified of them. Knowing they are right here around my house in the bushes as I've blogged about before, I am so aware of every step I take. It's gross and creepy.

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  3. Oddly enough, your the second blogger to post about a snake in my feeder today. :)

    For the record, it doesn't make me like them any more either.

    Just sayin'

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  4. Oh my goodness. I believe you. How awful. You me all panicky reading it! I actually dont mind snakes, but if that was a spider, dear Lord, I'd be running for the hills, in the opposite direction!

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  5. Uck I hate snakes too. Not as bad as spiders, but eeep. I do the exact same thing when spiders are involved. Yuck!

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  6. I don't trust snakes! There are a lot of snakes in Florida so I see them often, they always scare me. I believe you saw the snake, I mean, they don't really look like something else you might have seen. A long round thing moving along the ground pretty much has to be a snake. Mr. Starlight needs to beg your forgiveness and buy you a present. Yes, that is what he needs to do!

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  7. This did make smile - not because you were scared, I'm not that cruel! But it did bring back memories of a trip we took once. My mum swore she saw a snake in the road and shouted at my dad to stop the car. He wouldn't believe her and kept insisting it was a piece of rope. We didn't stop and of course we'll never know now whether there really was a snake or not, but my mum has always insisted it was there. Thanks for prompting some nice family memories for me.

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  8. This is the first time that I read about snake and really if it happens to me I really don't know what to do.

    gross and creepy.

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  9. yikes! I don't like these encounters. I am so glad you are OK. Run Starlight, run! :)

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  10. Snakes are not my favorite thing either. Right there with roaches and spiders. One thing they have in common is they get rid of other stuff I don't like in the circle of life. So as long as they don't invade my space I am good with that. Thanks for visiting my photo blog. I appreciate your comments. I didn't show my favorite cup. It has got a lot of use thru the years. It is a china cup born in the 1920's from a eatery known as "Steak N Shake" I ordered a cup of coffee and liked the cup so well I offered to buy it from the manager and he accepted.

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  11. Oh no you poor thing! not a fan of snakes either!

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  12. Thank you all for your comments :) It seems that most of the people are afraid of snakes and spiders; we're not so different after all.

    And I have to tell you that Mr Starlight now believes me that I saw a snake.

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  13. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Snakes are my least favorite thing to think about, encounter, hear about, look at, dream about.
    A five year old boy was bitten by a rattlesnake just two days ago at one of our local schools. He's still in the hospital.
    I'm glad you VERY REAL and not at all IMAGINARY snake didn't get you.

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