Last month we had an uninvited guest in the house, I freely admit when it comes to snakes, I am a total coward, fortunately I was out, when my wife found it whilst cleaning, and a neighbour dealt with it. I honestly have no idea what snakes we have here, so don’t know if this was poisonous or not, just that it was a meter or so long.
Construction work has started again below us on the mountain, so once again, snakes will be on the move. I know the time will come when it is my turn to deal with these creatures, and as I have been threatened both by my Specialist and my Wife to take it easy (a recent spinal block did not work on my back, so I have been referred to another Specialist, who I will see in August, no woodwork projects or welding for the time being), so I was looking for something to do, and thought, that maybe a snake stick was a good idea, hopefully having made it, I will never have to use it! hahaha (nervous laugh!)
I took a length of 1” dowel I had in the wood bin, an eye, and a piece of scrap rebar. The rebar was already bent at 90°, I sharpened the end on the bench grinder, drilled a hole into the end of the dowel, and tapped the rebar into it. Screwed the eye into the other end, to hang it out of the way, and then masked off the the dowel, and sprayed it with some hideous pink, I had left over from my board game projects.
Now I just have to hope if there are any snakes lurking about they’ll see the pink rebar, and decide to push off…hahaha!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright