Bet that was the longest pee of your life!I have only been to South Africa twice. I have only seen one snake a PuffAdder.
We had been walking and stalking awhile and stopped for a break. I went to relive myself of some fluids and as I was standing there a PuffAdder decided my right foot was in its path and started across my foot!!
That will make your heart stop ! He just slid on across and kept on going luckily !
I have only heard of Indian King Cobras that might reach that size. That is a monster.I have a bit of a collection of Snake photos now, never used to take many photos but do now days .
After 25yrs guiding & 35yrs working in the Aussie outback have seen hundreds of Snakes, a lot deadly, mostly leave them alone unless they are in camp, Taipans are bad news & Death Adders are a bugger for just laying they & let you steep on them .
In SA the guys & girls around the lodge like them gone & we don't want them around the house eating the chooks or biting the Kids, Dogs, so we tap them .
You will see by my white legs plenty are around in June & July, we see a lot that we don't tell the hunters about as it keeps things smoother .
The Black Mamba here was right by the Lodge gate & seen by the Girls going to work, took a couple of days to get him, funny story the head PH was picking up a hunter when I whacked this Mamba & this hunter was petrified of snakes, the PH told him it's cool no snakes this time of year (June-July) I had just moved the body from the gate as he drove in with this guy, any way next morning early we on the back of the hunting bakkie heading out & another snake zips across the road in front of us, we didn't point it out & he thinks no snakes about but in fact two had been near him in two days !
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Puff Adder in the yard .
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Snouted cobra or Egyptian cobra in three sizes from small to bloody huge !
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Was a close call with this snake & he looked awesome only a few feet away with his Hood flared out !
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And the Monster !
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