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Snakes and housing choices

Post by queenie71 » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 7:20 am

I've seen a previous post about avoiding black and white houses as you really get a lot of snakes etc in your garden.

I'm really phobic about snakes so even seeing 1 will send be scutttling to a high rise condo.

However we do have 2 kids and we like the modern style houses whether it's a modern cluster townhouse or a private single bungalow.

Have seen pics of the modern townhouses and they are surrounded by brick walls - so am guessing you wouldn't get snakes in then?

The black and whites get them because there's lots of grassy area???

Am interestes in Holland Village, Bukit Timah, Novena and possibly East Coast. Haven't even done the look see yet but maybe I have to rule out houses???

Really appreciate feedback

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Post by road.not.taken » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 6:37 pm

If you really are that worried about snakes, then get yourself to a high rise. Snakes are everywhere in Singapore. Any place which is on the ground level is accessible to snakes, no matter how formidable the wall that surrounds the property looks. Thre is a theory that &Ws are actually better for avoiding snakes, because they can hide off in the bushes away from the house where they are naturally more comfortable; they have the room they need to keep their distance peacefully.

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Post by queenie71 » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:46 pm

hmmmm not happy about that. so would like a house but my snake phobia defeats me every time... currently in HKG and same problem but I live in a low rise... Had to move out of the garden house because I just wasn't comfortable with thought of snakes!!!!!!!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:15 pm

You have definitely got a problem here then. They have found pythons on staircases 10 stories up here. And as more and more condo's are built with more and more very limited land space being utilized. The snakes have to co-habitat with the encroaching population. Some actually had one come up through the toilet. Wouldn't that just bite your butt!

But the odds of you actually seeing a snake here are slim as they hear you long before you see them.
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Post by nushk » Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:23 am

I only saw snakes in the garden when I was a kid. I have not seen a wild snake (living in apartment) in a very, very long time. chances are, you won't come across a snake in an apartment, but living in a house will up that % by a lot!

in any case, most snakes here are harmless and more terrified of you than you are of them!

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Post by queenie71 » Sat, 13 Jun 2009 7:29 am

We also have a small cat and I've read that they are natural enemies but the snake could easily kill her!! or are they less likely to come in because there's a cat in the house???

AM considering getting treatment otherwise how am I going to live in Singapore?

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Post by FKPhil » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 8:21 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Snakes are everywhere in Singapore.
Crikey I must be wandering around with my eyes shut. I've been here a year and only seen one, and that was in the forest and it was off like a shot before I could get a decent look at it.

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