What would you do?

@dfollin (14826)
United States
May 29, 2009 9:46pm CST
We are staying in a hotel while we are waiting to get a normal home.The room only has one window in the front.My daughter took the cell phone out and was walking back and forth in front while she was talking to a friend.Then I didn't see her,but heard her say to her friend in a load tome,"Oh no!" So,I jumped up going to the door at the same time I was calling her and she said "I can't come there,there's a snake on the sidewalk!" I opened the door and told her to get off the sidewalk and walk around and come in.I ran inside and called the office and the man there came right away.The snake had crawled in a bush.Some other people came looking for it as well and no one could find it.The desk clerk said that he had seen a snake there a few days ago and he thru it in the highway.They are doing construction at the highway. I am thinking that I should find another hotel to go to.What do you think?
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@wcainsue (38)
• China
30 May 09
I think I will not be for the hotel,although I have an aversion for snakes but as long as we do not harm them they usually will not hurt us,do not know why many people afraid of snakes,many people are afriad to play snake .In fact,the snake-infested place is a good place,you usually hit the snake is a snake in revenge.We are the best way is to avoid ,not to harm them.
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@dfollin (14826)
• United States
30 May 09
My mom cannot handle being around a toy snake,a picture or if it is on tv.She gets crazy about it.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
30 May 09
Well, it really depends. Was the snake venomous? Most snakes are pretty harmless, and most areas of the world don't have many venomous snake species. There's no point in moving to a different hotel because a harmless snake just happened to slither by. If it was venomous, then you could consider going elsewhere. But if you live in an area that has a lot of venomous snakes, moving to another place might not do any good. Wildlife doesn't confine itself to certain areas, and as long as you respect it, it generally won't do you any harm.
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@dfollin (14826)
• United States
30 May 09
It was never caught and only seen by myself and my daughter.I also babysit my 2 year old grand daughter and it might get in her toys or something.Plus my mom is totally scared of snakes,even just pictures or toys of them.Matter of fact at a house we used to live in our neighbor found a snake in their yard and my son caught it,put it in a bag and took it to the woods about 3 blocks away but my mother would never come over their again.Right now we don't have a car,so if we need a ride we have to get a ride with my mom and her brother.We won't be able to get a ride again,when she finds out that there was a snake here.So far we have been able to keep it a secret,but you know how things get around.This area is not got a lot of wild animals,but they are doing road work behind the hotel.
@rexertea (117)
• India
30 May 09
Why should you change your hotel. stay there and keep the doors and windows shut at night. dangers are everywhere in life. how far you will run in life. if you go out there is always some sort of danger always lurking behind somewhere. there are accidents taking place, so many diseases have come up now. Be calm and stay put. Any way you are not the only one at the hotel, there are so many others who are staying as well. If you are very scared then look out for another hotel.
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@dianmelydia (2271)
• Indonesia
30 May 09
I think it depends with your daughter. Whether she got trauma since that day or not. If she looks fine, and don't mind to stay at that hotel, then you may keep stay there. It's not the hotel's false. And i think that snake wouldn't appear again. Perhaps that snake has move to far place. Could the new place is your next hotel? Probably yes or no. So just relax and don't worry to keep staying there as long as your daughter don't mind. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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@srganesh (6345)
• India
30 May 09
Switch over immediately to another hotel where there will not be any bushes around.We need not go into researching whether thew snake in the locality is venomous or not.The very idea of snakes around will not allow us to sleep in peace.So,just get out of there as soon as possible.cheers!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 May 09
Oh my gosh. That would scare the crap out of me too. I think I would find me a new hotel also, especially since they cannot find it. It could be anywhere.
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@kena1979 (49)
• United States
30 May 09
where i live we see snakes all the time. most snakes won't do anything to you unles provoked. i don't see a big issue to move out of the hotel
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 May 09
BLESS YOUR HEART,there is always something going on w/you to worry u. granted i don't like snakes & don't want to be around them but if i saw one in my yard i don't think it would cause me to move. i hope u don't see anymore but keep a close eye out for them. take care & be careful.
• United States
30 May 09
If it will make you rest easier to get another hotel then that's what you should do. This sounds to me like a thing that can happen almost anywhere , no fault of the hotel . To me it isn't a big deal adn I would stay , but you need to be where you feel safe .
@camomom (7535)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I don't know but I'd be careful of my surroundings when going outside.
• United States
30 May 09
I probably wouldn't worry about it much considering where I live we run into snakes all the time but we don't run off to new houses every time we see a snake. Most snakes, if left alone, won't bother anyone. Humans however tend to mess with them and then they get riled up and that's why people get bit. I would just make it a poit to stay very mindful while you are there so you don't accidentally step on it or get too close to it where it feels threatened.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
30 May 09
I would either be very careful or would go somewhere else.
• India
30 May 09
well the best thing you can do is that either you can complain about this to the receptionist or if you feel uncomfortable in this hotel then you can also leave the hotel. I personally think that leaving hotel is the best answer.