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    Attic Finds

    It was a dreary day, so I decided to tackle the attic during the time of year between freezing cold and too dang hot. I managed to fill up two boxes with old documents that need shredding, freed a bunch of bowl blanks from their post DNA bath newspaper wrap, Click image for larger version. 

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    found a bunch of cherry shorts I had stickered and forgotten,
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    deep-sixed a computer gizmo that claimed to be the last drive I would ever need,

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    ....and then, way back on top of the insulation along the north wall next to my fishing poles I spied....these: snake skins!
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ID:	89872 About five feet long. They look like black snake. Now I've got to figure out how they got into my all brick house with aluminum clad fascia and continuous soffit... an impenetrable fortress of an attic!

    If it's not one thing, it's another. What next, piranhas in the bird bath??

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    Ruhroh! My wife wouldn't sleep in the house until it was found! (Mind if I borrow one of those? )
    Darren

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    I think the snakes went skinny dippin'.

    You would think that insulation would have killed them before they got that big.

    We had a 5' California King snake that pretty much had the run of the house. He loved to hang from the dining room chandelier. I won't even mention "George", Greg's pet tarantula or his rosy boa constrictor plus others I cannot remember. I don't think Darren's wife would have liked our house.

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    I'm no expert, but I'll bet those roughed-out bowls are dry now.

    Hadn't seen a Jaz drive in about forever. It'd only take about 500 of them to equal a <$100 hard drive these days, lol.
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    I bet you don't have mice in the attic
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    my wife would force me to sell the house if there was a snakeskin in the attic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    my wife would force me to sell the house if there was a snakeskin in the attic.
    But bob mentions a positive feature of this find ??? Shouldn't this be a good thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post

    deep-sixed a computer gizmo that claimed to be the last drive I would ever need,

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    I have a Windows 95 Installation Disk if you would like to use that disk with a WHOLE Gigabyte!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post

    ....and then, way back on top of the insulation along the north wall next to my fishing poles I spied....these: snake skins!
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ID:	89873 About five feet long. They look like black snake. Now I've got to figure out how they got into my all brick house with aluminum clad fascia and continuous soffit... an impenetrable fortress of an attic!
    Look at the light coming in in the top left corner of the picture. I bet a snake could make it through that hole. Or both snakes could.
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    i wouldnt be real comfortable stayun at your place after seeing these ted, and i think charlie may have solved it for you snakes can climb trees and rough brick should be no problem either..
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    Those sheds look like they're from the 'rare' two-headed sleeptite snake, they have to shed their skin in dual layers to survive.....
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