More SNAKES!

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Home Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

    Crawl spaces can be pretty inhospitable places.  There is all too often the possibility of electrocution, raw sewage, rats, raccoons, dust laden with asbestos and harmful pathogens, flooding, collapsing wells and septic tanks, chemicals from Pest Control Operators, collapsing structural elements, and in some areas----SNAKES.  I was glad this python/boa (don't want to know enough about snakes to know the difference) was dead----although very smelly.  This particular snake was someone's escaped pet.  I would hate to be hugged to death in a crawl space and not be able to reach my cell phone.  The crawl space is also where all the stuff most capable of turning the buyer away from the deal can be found.  The crawl space I inspected today, no one had been in for 27 years----lots can go wrong in that amount of time.  Homeowners could really save a lot of money in the long run if they would have these spaces checked at least every two years.

 Dead snake in a crawl space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Buell

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Julie Chapman
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Charles,

This job is not for me.......I can't even look at snakes on television and prefer never to see one in person.... 

 

January 03, 2008 06:18 AM
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Debbie Summers
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Note to self...  Don't go in the crawl space.  Yuck.
January 03, 2008 08:02 AM
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Erby Crofutt
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Geeze Charlie, would you quit trying to creep me out.

Snakes are supposed to move aren't they.  That one looks rotted in place.

Don't forget the cat skeletons.

January 03, 2008 08:11 AM
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HHHmmm, Poor little guy. Did ya give him a good burrial?

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July 05, 2008 04:01 PM
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Sean, WAY too stinky to get near---not in my job description:)

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