Sunday, December 16, 2007

I read the news today, oh boy...

This was on the front page of my local newspaper on Thursday! Vishus snakes!! You can read all about it here, but basically, Jelly the cat, having just been on an adventure, wandered back into her family's yard in a nearby country town called Sorell (about 30 minutes' drive from my place) with this copperhead snake twisted twice around her neck and knotted under her chin! Here's a closer look:

Crazy stuff!

Hmmm... says here that some reptile rescue guy came and removed the snake from Jelly's neck, and that Jelly seemed fine... until the next morning, when she was paralysed by the vishus snake's vishus venom! They took Jelly to the vet for treatment, and she's fine now.

This story was big news in Hobart, and around the country! My good friend Felicity even did a story on it which was broadcast on a national current affairs radio program on the ABC (that's like NPR for you Americats and BBC for you Britcats). You can listen to it here. I'm very proud of Felicity- finally, after covering small-time issues such as the federal election and the controversial pulp mill development in northern Tasmania, she's been handed the cutting-edge scoop of the year. She interviewed Jelly herself (wow!) and found out that Jelly bit the snake before the snake bit her.... but she forgot to ask Jelly what the snake said to her to provoke the bite. Never mind, Felicity... better luck next time.

Be alert, but not alarmed, everycat. Mao and Rocky, the cats of Tasmania need some Vishus Snake Repellant, stat!!

Cheers,
--Pabs

15 comments:

Parker said...

Poor Jelly, that had to be awful. I am glad she's OK now!

Daisy said...

That is really an amazing story! Jelly is very brave. I did not realize that she actually got bitten by the snake. What a meanie! I sure am glad Jelly is okay.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Nonsense. The catching and killing of snakes is one of the areas of expertise Cats have long exemplified and is a sacred trust we have kept since the days of the Egyptians, when we caught and killed Cobras. We do not need vishus snake repellant, we only need to ply our skills to kill the evil reptiles.

Derby said...

Ack! A snake! Glad Jelly is going to be ok, that is so scary.

michico*Adan said...

cat has 9 lives!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh wow, Pablo! I am so glad that Jelly will be okay. What an amazingly brave kitty girl! What a fearless hunter she is. She is like a Kitty Amazon Warrioress!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Poppy Q said...

Pablo that jelly was one lucky pussycat. What a fantastic photo.

You better watch out for dem snakes. Luckily New Zealand has none of them.

MoMo said...

Oh, wow, I am glad Jelly is OK. Never met a snake before, perhaps not likely if we stay put in suburban Sydney but SS says that she had a resident snake when she lived in the countryside out west.

Monica said...

WATCH OUT, PABLO! Be very very careful when you go Outside, PLEASE.

Phoebe said...

I'm very glad that Jelly was okay. I hope I don't run into any snakes in my yard.

Christine and FAZ said...

Now this is one BIG reason why I am glad we live in England and not Australia. Purrs FAZ

p.s. one other thing we have in common - we've both got very high IQs and lead very interesting lives (all nine of them)
p.p.s. my humans say they both know Clemmengers well, my girl human works in Publicis which is a French network and the boy human works at A.G.A. which is in The City but UK only.

snowforest said...

Oh wat an astonishing storee - we iz furry amazed to read it - thank goodness Jelly recovered from the vishus snake!

The Crew said...

You know Pablo, this could be an opportunity for you to start a home business like Mao & Rocky did. "Pablo's Vishus Snake Repellunt"...it has a certain ring to it, don't you agree?

George

Sassy Cat said...

Oh my, poor Jelly that had to hurt. I am so glad that she is OK. Wow, I will never go near a snake!!

Jan said...

We read this story online and were really glad Jelly survived that snake bite. You be careful.

We dropped by from Poppy Q's to meet you.

Jan's Funny Farm