Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wild

PhotoHunt's theme this week is "wild," so here's a wild snake for you. Daddy killed this 70-cm beauty at the school building site up in Beira last week. As best we can tell, it is a green African boomslang, one of the most deadly snakes in the world. Pretty, huh?

22 comments:

Happy Mommy said...

Pretty scary! Yikes!

Pam said...

Ahh! I'm scared of snakes!

Ben said...

Wow, thats neat to have snakes around the house. We live in Cambodia and my 3 year old likes to catch these things and make them into "pets". She is gradually learning the difference between "dangerous" snakes and ones that can be handled. Mommy of course, would just as soon that there were no snakes in the house. It's not fair. Why can't our mom be like Bindi's mom in Australia!!!

April said...

There's no way I would've gotten that close!

Muthering Heights said...

Yikes, it looks so cute and harmless!

Debra said...

I'm so afraid of snakes...sorry, Esme...I can't agree with you on this one.

But your Daddy is very brave! Blessings to you!

Andrea said...

Yikes...it doesn't look that dangerous, but obviously looks can be deceiving!!

Summer said...

That's a really cute snake. I'm just glad nobody got bit by it.

dani said...

esme,
snakes are my least favorite of all God's creatures... yikes!!!
puppies are MUCH better:D
love,
dani

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sarah said...

Wow! You're brave!

MamaHenClucks said...

If I could get past the fact that it is a SNAKE maybe I could agree that it is pretty but snakes FREAK ME OUT so I have to put your blog away and not return until that snake isn't the first thing I see! Ugh!

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Pregnantly Plump said...

That's so scary! I had to look twice to even see it.

SarahHub said...

...shudder...

Baker Watson said...

Snakes are not among my favorite creatures as we have quite a few venomous snakes in our area with probably a few around the pond.

Great capture though. An interesting snake to say the least.

Baker

La Donna Welter said...

How can such a cute little snake be so dangerous!?!
La Donna

Jennifer said...

What a great blog you have going here! And what an interesting life... I loved reading just a bit tonight. Thanks so much for commenting recently - I always enjoy connecting with new-to-me bloggers. There is always more to read than I have time for, unfortunately - but I will certainly be back around to read more soon.

Right now - Bible study homework and french lessons before bed. Question is: can I fit it in before I give out??? Maybe... if I get off the net. :)

Genny said...

It looks too cute to be deadly! LOL. Very cool picture.

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh that is scary!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

It looks tiny! And yes, it is very pretty, but snakes have always scared me! The people here where I live in Asia eat EVERYTHING, so my first thought was, "I wonder what that guy tastes like?!"

Christie O. said...

i LOVE this picture!!!