Surprise at the water hole for this gemsbok

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  1. Limcroma Safaris

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    That water hole would be on the permanent ban list.:eek:
     
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    Ouch!! Best check any blinds close to this waterhole!
     

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    Nicely caught on camera!
     

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    So do you know what kind of snake it was? Cool thing to catch on film. Thanks for sharing!
    Bruce
     

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    Looks like a Python to me.
     

  7. Limcroma Safaris

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    Jerome knows his snakes... It was an African Rock python. The video was taken on a farm near the Swakop Poort dam. I wounder if the python was just reacting to the intrusion, or if it was actually lying in ambush trying for a meal?
     

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    That sent cold chills up my spine!
     

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    Looks like the snake might have gotten stomped by the Gemsbok on the way out of town.
     

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    I dropped my IPad. Give me chills and I'll squeel like a little girl. If I were that gemsbok, I'd had a stroke right there.
     
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    I hate snakes!
     

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    I got a kick out of that. The day before yesterday I did a presentation on snakes for 52 kids ages 8 to 10 and this video would have generated some great discussion. Questions like “Why did the non-venomous snake strike the gemsbok?” And “Did it just want to enjoy its bath without interruption?” “Do you like to be interrupted when you are in the tub?”.

    By the way, it was amazing how smart these country kids are and how many of them knew the difference between “venomous” and “poisonous”. And there are plenty of both in our area.
     
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