To be fair I get plenty of non death inducing snakes (currently snakes sightings at my house are 12). But I will never forget being cornered in my house by this jerk. I was minding my own business in the middle of a bright sunny day, going in and out of my house cooking when all the sudden right in front of my doorway was this HUGE snake just staring me down. Now I’ve become used to seeing snakes near my house, until recently I had a snake family living under the bricks near my house. I’ve even killed snakes before. But this thing was a beast, I screamed like a little girl, grabbed my hissing cat, slammed my door shut, and hid in my house until I was sure it was gone. I’m convinced it’s somewhere in my yard still…
Seki-Seki (Demon mice)
I’m not sure what they are called in English, but try to imagine a chinchilla and a mouse fused together. This thing is adorable; it also has the capacity to fill me with nightmares. They crawl around my roof at night and make surprisingly loud scratching noised. This isn’t an issue I’m used to that, however they laugh at you. I’m serious they don’t squeak they laugh, it sounds like in the horror movie when evil children laugh at you.
Scorpion Spiders (Kill it with fire!)
There are some big spiders in Africa, but none freak me out more than this guy. Despite not being poisonous they are super aggressive. These guys show up out of nowhere and run at speeds you cannot imagine and if you don’t see them they snap at you! I don’t know what is about them that I hate, but they are the reason I have declared a war against spiders…
Impashi (Not again…)
My house is plagued but these. Imapshi are also known as flesh eating ants. They appear from nowhere and come in the hundred to the thousand and invade. The ants actually march and war on other ants/termites. So every few days, I get thousands of biting ants appearing to attack the termites that live in my trees. The thing about Imapshi is that they don’t care what is in their way. Oh you have a house? That’s nice they will just walk up the walls and continue to go straight through. You have to arm yourself against them and try to deter their path. Your weapons: fire, ash, soapy water, boiling water, or a stick to pound the living crap out of them.
Widow Birds (OMG a dragon!)
I don’t know anything else about these bird other than they are so cool to look at. The first time I saw one I seriously thought it was a little dragon. They have beautiful long tail feathers, and the fly in this really graceful motion that you can help but notice. Supposedly they only look like this when they are in mating season, the rest of the time they look like sparrows.
I have plenty of other creatures near my house; I get chickens, goats, cows, dogs, my cat and Iwes (children).