Monday, November 7, 2011

Snakes in Cambodia.

Have you ever heard of the Indo Chinese Spitting Cobra? Maybe the Malayan or Banded Crait?

How about the King Cobra? Before coming to Cambodia I had at least heard of that one. It always seemed like the scariest snake to me. Well, in general snakes freak me out...

Cambodia has a lot of poisonous snakes. The other day we were home in the afternoon and our host mother came knocking on our door saying the Khmer word for snake. Of course immediately Hal followed her. I toted a long after finding my camera. This is the scene I came upon.


Our next door neighbor's dog found a cobra in their yard. They pinned it down with a long stick that had one pointy head. They pierced it through the hood. Apparently they stuck a board under it's head after it was binned down and then they proceeded to chop off it's head with a machete. I'm really glad that they took it seriously as many people get bit just standing around in a circle looking at the snake they found.

I'd say the snake was at least 4 feet long. Every time Hal tells this story the length of the snake gets longer. He tried to convince me it was 5 feet yesterday, but when talking to his parents last night he could have sworn it was 6.

We asked if it was dinner. Their response, surprisingly was...no. Too good for the snake, but not too good for the dog, eh?

6 comments:

Kate! said...

I think I'd freak out if I came home to that. Thank goodness they did kill it though yes! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I'm not scared of snakes but... yikes.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yikes!!!! No, thank you! ;)

Recently Roached said...

Oh my goodness. I hate snakes! This would freak me out. Haha. And you're right, those poor dogs. ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh Sam, I almost couldn't read this, that's how much I am freaked out by snakes. I'm glad that it didn't bite anyone!

Leah Mortenson said...

HOLY CRAP this is terrifying! I've seen two yellow banded kraits since I've been to site, but they were dead! Eek I'm glad they didn't make you eat it for dinner. :P

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