News spread fast to the boys, who all came running with rocks in hand. Thankfully, she couldn’t get out of the pit. Apparently here, the way to kill snakes is to stone them to death. After many blows to her entire body, she was barely alive. Because snakes die so slowly, they can still attack during there last moments. Kingston took a shovel and cut off her head and carried her to her grave – the deepest hole we have here…the latrines.
On the way to the latrines, mama’s last meal fell out of a hole from one of the rocks – 2 large frogs (gross). This all was a big game to the boys – as it happens here often.
As gross as it was to watch mama and baby be killed, it needs to be done for the safety of everyone here. Debra said she once found a snake with a baby goat in its stomach. These snakes really are massive!
This picture is mama while she was still alive and angry – you can see her flaring her hood. This picture doesn’t even show how massive she was, her widest part was about 6 inches in diameter, and at least 5 feet long!