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Unwelcome Visitor

My husband and several of my friends are passionate naturalists. They would never dream of killing a snake; my husband, in particular, was disturbed by my description of how to kill a snake (See Snake Bite 1) and, I admit, the entry was rather brutal in its choice of words.

My husband and several of my friends are passionate naturalists. They would never dream of killing a snake; my husband, in particular, was disturbed by my description of how to kill a snake (See Snake Bite 1) and, I admit, the entry was rather brutal in its choice of words. But conserving the lives of dangerous animals, especially ones that show up next to the place where you sleep, seems, in this instance, to be a ‘western’ luxury. There is no one to call, no SPCA, no nature conservancy that will come and take the frightening thing away!

This snake showed up in our compound one Monday night in July. He was curled up next to a tukul, not far from the path to the shower. One of my colleagues would have tripped right over him if it were not for the light from a large solar panel. I was told that this is a black cobra, a very dangerous snake.

 

So, Erik, Don, John, Brenda and Brian, I am sorry, but we bludgeoned this one to death too.