The Weirdest House DIY Thing We’ve Encountered

I’m still baffled by this.

We are (finally!) gutting our 70s wood paneled three-season room.

In the process, amongst the insulation, we found…

A snake skeleton. Fully intact.

I HATE snakes.

Loathe. Despise. Cry-me-a-river-to-my-Momma fraidy-pants of snakes.

But I also worked in the spine medical device industry for four years, and this thing has got a lot of vertebrae.

Thus I was torn.

Compelled to look, yearning to run away.

So I poked it with my crow bar, took a few photos and then it disappeared into our Shop-Vac.

Followed by the Heebie Jeebies for the next three days.

Weird, huh?


12 thoughts on “The Weirdest House DIY Thing We’ve Encountered

  1. Ahhh Katharine….. This summer we had to tear apart our newly installed cottage bathroom due to a fox snake that decided to get stuck in the wall during construction and then died there. Ewww. Ewwww. Ewwww.

  2. I am in the Hate the Snake Camp with you my friend. The photo gave me the big-time creeps. I had no idea that was the internal structure. Your mom, who went through college with me, will explain how I missed that day in Bio 101 class. Anyway, major freaking me out thing to find in the wall. Crazy weird. I think I’m glad you shared it here. I think. It was interesting. I should not have read it after dark. Images lurk in my mind for way too long.

  3. Totally weird . . . . . and yet so fascinating! Can’t look at it and can’t take my eyes off it. What does that mean? HATE snakes but intrigued by skeletons. I agree with everyone – EWWWWWWWWWWWW!


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