On Goldfish Pond

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A heartwarming story out of Britain today about Sid. Sid really enjoys goldfish. All Sid needs to make life perfect is a bit of tartar sauce and he would be one happy snake.

A couple in Kent are begging authorities to help rid them of a pet-eating predator.

A 3ft grass snake nicknamed Sid has been diving into their 15ft by 6ft pond and steadily picking off its 200-strong population of goldfish.

“We just don’t know what to do,” said Valerie Bell, 60. “Sid is always there and I don’t really like going out into the garden.

“Maybe the RSPCA could help or some other animal welfare group. We don’t want him here any more. It’s beyond a joke.”

Ms Bell recently saw the snake trying to swallow a large goldfish whole, and forced the reptile into retreat with a beanpole.

“It’s pretty common, especially at this time of year,” said Helen Briggs, from the RSPCA. “Grass snakes frequently eat fish, frogs and newts as well. Garden ponds offer a wealth of meals, and the snakes are quite happy to swim, so it’s easy for them to pinch food from people’s ponds.”

Ms Briggs said the RSPCA would not be able to do more than provide advice.

Funny how people just love animals until the animals act like animals rather than Disney characters, isn't it? (You have GOT to see the picture at the link. That is one ambitious snake.)

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3 Responses to On Goldfish Pond

  1. Sylvia says:

    That snake has delusions of grandeur! Wow.

  2. feeblemind says:

    Where is that kid that stomped on the python’s head when you need him?

  3. Jack says:

    Who needs a belt.

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