Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Oh man! Not again!!!

Quite some time ago I put up these posts about the 'uninvited visitors' in my house: a gigantic catfish that was found stranded at the back door still alive (as it 'knocked' the door with its tail) and a tiny domestic mouse that came to visit at nights and chewed my floor mat into small pieces. We have eliminated them the best way we can for the safety of everyone in the house (especially my baby porcupine who insisted we keep the mouse as cuddly pet... what???!!!!)

I thought our problem is over until last few nights when there came another unwanted and unexpected visitor 'checked-in' into our master bedroom to share the same space with us to live happily ever after.

A CIVET!!!!!

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The only different between us human and the civet is that we live in the room and it stays in the ceiling, right on top of us. We can hear it running here and there almost every night, starting at around 3 a.m. in the morning and would last for about a few minutes up to an hour before it disappeared to God knows where. I can't sleep during this time, for fear that this cunning animal might suddenly fall from the air and land straight onto my face.... On top of that, normally the next morning when we wake up, we'll be breathing in a room with this peculiar, nice smell of pandan leaves (pandanus amaryllifolius), a common plant we use to add nice fragrance and also green colouring in our cooking. It was the civet's urine that smells like pandan leaves! Masya-Allah!

I can't believe this! Our house is in the middle of a busy city. We have massive traffic jam in the morning and again in the evening. Constructions of new buildings are everywhere. The moment we open our eyes in the morning there will be many sources of noises from people's activities, vehicles, machines, etc., they're like music to our ears. Even when we retire to bed at night, we still can hear these noises. This is just to describe you how busy this place is. So where does this civet come from??? 

The more important question to think about is..... how do I get rid of it?


  1. Yikes! That creature is so ... not pretty :D But it's urine smells like pandan leaves?!

    How about setting a trap to catch it?

  2. Hahaha... you got to believe it, sis. The urine do smells like pandan leaves. I am so totally out of idea on how to catch it. Someone must climb up the ceiling to set up the trap, which is not easy to do. On top of that I also fear if it was caught in the trap and we forget about it...*phew!* we'll be having 'dead body' on the ceiling...!

  3. Aw my dear polar bear it is because you are so kind and inviting that you end up with these naughty guys in your house *chuckles*

    I am so glad you almost back and happy to hear you almost done with your thesis. I missed you:)

    love you tons *hugs*

  4. Dear Blue Pearl, I missed you too. In fact, I missed you a lot!! *sigh* I want to fly to Doha right now and land right in front of your door.... ;)

  5. That would be the coolest thing ever...if you ever have urge, please do so! Ill be waiting:)

  6. I'll definitely do so one day, dear. Just you wait for me till the right time comes....

  7. If I woke up to this in my house I think I would clean pass out! You are soo brave mashallah! Animals should be in their natural habitat, not our homes!!! lol

  8. Oh! Only if I could describe how I gripped my husband's arm in the middle of the night, shaking him violently to wake him up and get his attention on the noises from the ceiling....! If he was not there, I would definitely faint instantly! lol...

  9. In the end... how did u get rid of it?

    1. I did not, actually... at the time I write this reply, all three generations of the civet is happily living on top of me... hahaha...



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