Michael Harry solves your daily dilemmas
AQI recently moved into a share house and the established flatmates have decided they want to get a pet snake. I am terrified! Can I put my foot down or should I just move out? AE, Millswood. Snakes exist alongside birds, spiders, rats, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, hamsters, frogs, bugs and pigs as species that should be eaten or exterminated, not put in a glass box. Don’t tell me keeping reptiles is comparable to a dog or a cat. What affection or interaction is up for grabs? I completely understand you baulking at the prospect. Imagine wandering down the pitch-black hall for a 3am glass of Coola cordial and crashing into this creature’s nest?! Oops. Or opening the freezer to jazz up some McCain garden vegetables only to have a rigid mouse clatter out in a ziplock bag? Yummy. If your flatmates proceed to house this bloodsucker, you best move out. But then, there’s every chance we are both just pussies.