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Let’s Talk About Snakes

The law of attraction

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The night before we left Rwanda our friend decided she should give us the talk. Not so much about the birds and the bees, but about snakes.
Vicky said to us something like this, “ You know I just want to let you know that there are snakes in Zimbabwe, you know that, right?” She continues by telling us about her family that still live on a farm in Zimbabwe and they see black mambas almost everyday. These are very dangerous snakes because they are venomous and territorial, too. She even tell us that when they ride around in the ‘buckey’ something like a low riding pick up truck, they keep the windows rolled up because (and here is the really good part) black mambas can lift about 50%of their bodies up at something like a 45degree angle and strike. Also, more good news, at the hotel we are staying at in Vic Falls, they have signs posted in the garden to watch out for snakes, so please be aware and be careful.
After dinner we packed our bags to get ready for the early morning flight and I went to sleep think about snakes. Normally I am not terrified of snakes, but I don’t want to get up close and personal with them either. Allan, on the other hand has a primal fear. Everywhere we go he asks if there are snakes around, of course we know there are, but we are usually told no one has seen one for years or perhaps never. ( seems impossible) I believe strongly in the law of attraction so you know what is coming next.
This afternoon in the lovely camp on lake Kariba I was just about to step out of the room to the outside shower and I notice a snake slithering from the outside shower door along the side wall of the bedroom. Allan is about to come in from the outdoor shower and I tell him to stay out there and hand him something to put on while I run for help. Not necessarily the smartest thing to do, but I figured he was safe from a heart attack and the snake moving slowly against the wall might still be there when i get back.
It all worked out, I got help, the snake was harmless and Allan did not have a heart attack. Life goes on here in Zims!

Posted by Lauriesam 06:54 Archived in Zimbabwe Tagged #africansafari #africanadventure #offthebeaatenpath #lovetotravel #insearchofadventure #adventuretravel #africa #bucketlist #zimbabwe #lakekariba #snakes #gowiththeflow

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I was having a ‘heart attack’ just thinking about Allan seeing a snake. Glad all worked out ok. Between the hippos and the snakes you’ve had quite an adventure!!!

by stoney1946

Hi Laurie and Allan! I have enjoyed every word and image from your amazing trip! I can't wait to hear the little details when you return. Enjoy your remaining adventures...

by Gmagid

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