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Walk in Africa / Burrowing Adder
4 May

Pointy, prickly, poisonous pals on my passage to adventure

The past few weeks have been a lot of fun, partly because my damaged shoulder has been recovering but largely because my adventures have taken me to wonderful places to meet wonderful creatures. While walking in a very special part of The Cape Peninsula we saw this remarkably docile Mole Snake. This individual was at least 1.5 metres long and although the species has a reputation for aggression, this snake was unconcerned about us being 50 cm away from it. These non-venomous snakes feed mainly on Golden Moles and are therefore...