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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
Unread postPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:12 am 
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Kallis1786 on page 2 of this thread you will read about talcum powder and the trail to the bedding :|

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Grantmissy you are giving me :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: don't like snakes :D

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Alright people, right now I am cursing myself for coming onto this topic :mrgreen: :wall:

I have never been soo afraid of snakes in my life, I mean I have slept at Sable and Shipandani overnight hides, and I think I hold the world record of spending the most nights in Shingwedzi Camp over the years, but never once thought there could be a snake in the bathroom or in my room as a matter of fact. I spent one sleepless night last night thinking about a snake biting me while I am asleep, and am not even in South Africa yet. right, I may be 20, but I am sleeping in the same room as my dad in all my future visits to Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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kallis1786 wrote:
I am sleeping in the same room as my dad in all my future visits to Kruger.


Kallis I think many people either look for protection/security or run away when a snake is in the immediate vicinity.

The South-African summer is here, snakes are more active, and although the possibility and probability of finding a snake in the Kruger accommodation are low, a person should always take care.

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I returned from Hazyview a few days ago.

My daughter and I decided to do a lovely trail walk next to the Mac Mac river. Most of the walk was on very tangled riverine bush. It is actually quite lush at the moment due to early rains.

At some point we heard a faint movement in the bush. My daughter went to investigate.

"Ïts only a frog", she said.

Big mama asks if its worth a :cam: .

My daughter peers closely and claims, ''it looks gross, maybe its not a frog".

Big mama goes to look, holding her camera.

There is silence

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Not so big mama says, ''it is a frog, but it is attached to a boomslang's head''.

Did I tell you I have a snake phobia?

I did creep as close as possible to see if I could get a picture, but it would have meant moving branches and twigs. That is not yet in by bravery capacity.

I must say, I was rather grossed out by the sight.

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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: MM... scary experience! :shock:

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I also nearly stepped on a Mole snake while walking to buy some salt. It was on the road, so well disguised. I don't know who got the bigger fright.

It was gone in a moment through a crack in the wall.

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Jeez, I have not had any snake experiences in Kruger till date and Thank God for that, but had a few sightings of snakes around my house here in Thohoyandou, we recently saw an Mfezi :shock:

MM, You are really brave even to try and get a photo :clap: :clap: :clap: , but a scary experience non the less.

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I have read today in the news that a snake believed to be a MSC was spotted at a busy Gautrain station this week where it got under the car of one of the commuters and it sort of “vanished”. It is said that the commuter has not used his car since the snake was last seen vanishing under his car. Although Kruger is much quieter than a train station relatively few snakes are spotted within the Camps or within the accommodation units that I am aware of.

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Grantmissy wrote:
Although Kruger is much quieter than a train station relatively few snakes are spotted within the Camps or within the accommodation units that I am aware of.


......................and long may it remain that way!!!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

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Ja but just be careful hey. I believe that they are quite partial to the caramel stuff in rondavel roofs.


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