Sunday, January 22, 2012
Snake Week continues with this picture of Snake Charmers in India. The picture was from the 1890's. I really wonder about snake charmers. I understand that they are still popular in India. I wonder if the snakes are de-fanged, or if they are really working with dangerous snakes. I know cobras are one of the most dangerous snakes in the world.
While cobras are ONE of the most dangerous snakes, I understand the Black Mamba to be the MOST dangerous snake in the world. They grow to between 6 and 14 feet, are the fastest snake in the world, deadly venomous, and oh yes, fiercely aggressive. The lovely Ms. EAM told me that one of her missionary friends in Kitale was about to step in his shower, and saw something out of the corner of his eye. He looked down, and sure enough, there was a Black Mamba on the floor of the shower. Apparently it created quiet a bit of excitement in his whole household. So, just one more thing for me to worry about as the lovely Ms. EAM goes about her Africa business.
It is only mid-january, but love is already in the air around chickie town. I notice that Handsome Jack is already beginning his flamboyant shows for Lovie. I also notice she just walks over and pecks him on the head. Undeterred, he just keeps on going with the show. She might warm up to him in about April, so he has a lot of work to do between now and then.