Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Snake's Alive Nan, Leave Them Alone

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Snake's Alive Nan, Leave Them Alone

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Byline: Erin Brady erin.brady@dailyexaminer.com.au

NEXT time Ella Ingledew sees a snake coming into her house she'll think twice before chasing it out the door, down the stairs and up and over the levee bank.

"Everyone's going crook at me for chasing it but all I was thinking at the time was to get it out," Mrs Ingledew said.

"I've never chased a snake in my life, but I just did it."

The snake saga began when the 78-year-old grandmother from South Grafton was on the phone talking to her daughter.

"I looked up and a Clarence Valley brown snake was coming in the front door," Mrs Ingledew said.

"The only thing I could find was my walking stick so I chased it out onto the verandah and down the stairs."

Probably not the best decision she'd made in her life, but Mrs Ingledew took pursuit of the snake to make sure it didn't return. …

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