Friday, September 2, 2011

Wot no snakes?

One of the villagers doesn't allow anything in the garden eacept a few trees, because shrubbery and other plants can provide cover for snakes - but outside the garden wild flowers thumb their noses at the fearful and bloom profusely.

Most of the snakes in the area are harmless although the cobras and a few others can be deadly. Unfortunately there is so much fear of them that all are treated as enemies and killed on sight - with the direct result that the harmless mole snakes are decimated and their natural prey, the dune mole-rats, have multiplied tremendously and do great damage to gardens and crops.
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