You might want to close your windows after watching this!

I didn’t know snakes could do this . . . and now that I do know, I’m a bit creeped out, if you’ll pardon the expression!

Remind me to check that all my windows are closed, or protected by secure netting, in snake territory from now on!



  1. Yellow Rat Snake, which is non-venomous. In your native country of South Africa, though, both Black Mambas and Boomslangs are capable of that trick.

  2. Greetings from Texas,
    We have the same problem with Texas Rat Snakes here. Nothing like finding one at nose level in an out building.

  3. I can vouch for the Texas Rat Snakes. I found on of those on the exterior wall of my apt building a couple of years ago. It was three floors up.

  4. Yep, most rat snakes, if not all, are excellen climbers. They often climb large trees by using the spaces in the bark the same way this one used the space between the bricks. While they eat rodents, they also love to eat birds and their eggs. Could be looking for a birds' nest.

  5. I'll add to the Texas theme. Found a rat snake near the ceiling of the porch, headed to a bird's nest. It is a bit disconcerting to have a snake overhead.

  6. Snakes in the house and in the roof are a regular event in country Australia. Some people (inc. me) consider them biological pest control because they eat the mice…unfortunately they also like the frogs 🙁 I'll send you a pic.

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