Saturday, October 12, 2013

Threatening moments

I wake up to mom calling ‘maya maya’ in unusual hurry tone, from which I aware that our pet dog is creating some trouble outside and she also calling my brother to come out immediately. I only thought then that our pet might run out of the gate and some stray dogs chasing her or she may run chasing them, which is the situation many a time with her in case of unchained when outside the home. But things were different this time and she was running within our house compound walls chasing a cobra that came into ours. We have no idea where the cobra came from, but the garbage collectors were said to see the snake entering our house from the roadside.

Encountering snakes aren’t new for us, as we have seen snakes in our early apartment area and the people resides here have also seen snakes many a time around. The open ground behind our house with number of trees and a broken workshop, could be nothing that a better hideout for snakes and only a 7 feet wall protects anything enter our compound. The heavy rain and wind lasted few days back, broke our water pipe from the over tank and only a day latter it was fixed by plumber, mom when to check if it was ok this morning, was followed by our pet who found the snake got chased. She was trying to bite the snake tail while pursing around, for which it protests by hissing and few strike attempts before tough climbing the wall  and crawled though a Neem tree to a safe high.

It was exciting and adventure for us this morning and the story still spreads from one another, Maya becomes heroin by her daring act against the snake. Lol!  There’s another terrific story to share with u here, was as never like before, a lightening stroke very close to our house on Wednesday evening results in killing our LED TV. There was heavy thunderstorm in our area that evening, but a lightening came very first without warning had a loud blast and threaten to cease heart beats… which was the situation lasted for half an hour. Our pet also exposed to frustration for the loud cracks and it was like thousand fluorescent lamp blink at a time, and along with it the transformer also celebrated a pre-Diwali producing sparkles.

We once again tuned to our free television set, provided by government, until the Led TV is back after its major transformation of motherboard. It was a situation similar to 2009, when our CRT TV shutdown, we went on watching programs on govt.’s free color television for a year before bought the LED… it was too exactly on the season of Navarathiri. Even we used set top box for cable television, the lightening took the life of our led TV and there were number of TV sets in our area lose to the lightening. We are always cautious and switch off television and unplug wires when there was thunderstorms, but it fall quite unexpectedly and it is our fault indeed.

         Not to forget, the cyclone Phailin is on its way ready to sweep the coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in hours… let all hope and wishes there wasn’t much damage to our neighboring states. The cyclone is expected to be very strong storm, where experts guessing the wind could touch 240 km per hour when it landfall between Odisha and AP… the tides could rise up to 3.5 meters and rush 600 ms in land. 

21 comments:

Indrani said...

So sorry for your loss. And I dread to think what is going to happen in Orissa.

Kalyan said...

Your snake episode reminded me of my childhood memories, as for the TV even we had an lightning experience, therafter the company provided an external additional lightning resistant which is very small in size, and is first pluginned to the TV cable slot and then the actual cable connection plug is inserted in the lightning resistor. You can enquirer from a tv repairing shop also about this.

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TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry your tv was fried by the lightning strike. but i am really glad your dog did not get bit by the snake! my dogs have all been bit several times by our venomous snakes, here, but they are not nearly as lethal as a cobra!

i read the headlines about the cyclone. i pray everyone stays safe...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

The cobra story must have been quite an adventure - I. So glad that Maya didn't get bitten!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Quite an adventure isn't it? First the dog dancing around the snake and then the unfortunate fireworks which damaged your TV>

Simran said...

Feeling sorry for your loss... Cobra!! OMG! I do fear of them but Maya handled it all bravely.

Hope everything would get fine Odisha and neighboring states soon.

Destination Infinity said...

Your dog is brave indeed. Try to plug in TV and other electronic equipment behind an extension box with fuse/surge protector.

Before a few days, a bat came and was flying all over our house. After sometime, it went away. I think it got bored!

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

My relative's dog died playing with a cobra.

It is very bad to hear that your LED TV got damaged. We disconnect the wires when we think that the thunders would worsen. Though I have heard about it, I have never experienced it damaging our TVs!

Hope much damage is not there after the Phailin storm.

When we came to our new house, some crows were flying from one window to another window/door, for a few days. It was scary. They must have been used to our empty house before we settled in!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow this sounds like it was quite an eventful time! Sorry to hear about your TV. I wonder if it can be fixed?

Magia da Inês said...

°º✿✿°•.¸

Que bom que não houve nenhum acidente com a cobra.
Espero que o tempo melhore e não cria muitos transtornos para vocês.

Boa semana!
Beijinhos¸.•°♡彡
¸.°º✿♫ •°
°º✿✿Brasil°•.¸

George said...

It sounds as if there has been enough 'excitement' around your house for a while. I hope you have peaceful days ahead.

Pattu Raj said...

Wow!. Exciting indeed. Nice to have dog that is fearless.

Sorry about your TV though. The lightening experience is scary. Once lightning passed through our yard, and shook us all up for a few minutes. Even today I can recall that experience. Luckily in Hyderabad, electricity dissolves in water, the authorities first switch off power before anything happens!!

The cyclone passed without taking lives, but the destruction is costly.

I am humbled at the way you mentioned about the cyclone.

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats to your dog for winning the battle with the snake... Hope Maya can keep more snakes OUT of your yard!!!!!! Good Dog!

Sorry about the TV... Those storms can come fast sometimes and unexpectedly... NO FUN!!!

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

I am glad you pet is safe even after chasing the snake.

deeps said...

a hero in the making :)

the timely precautions seems to have helped avoid a lot of disaster in the cyclone hit areas...

Renu said...

Only reading about cobra gave me goose bumps..I have also lived in an area where snakes were found all the time, but still I am very scared of them.

Sorry for the loss of TV!

Twilight Man said...

I thought Cobra's appearance is auspicious to the Hindus. I have phobia for any snakes and would get frozen on my feet!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

It's scary... Gud nothing happened

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Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

oh!!! bad thing

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - cobras are scary! Keep safe in the hurricane.