SNAKES I MET AS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER, RANKED
The setting: mud hut, Mali
- •Egyptian cobraThis one came under my door while I was reading some NYT clips my dad had sent me. Thanks dad! I crawled into my mosquito net and screamed til my neighbors beat it to death with a piece of rebar.
- •Black mambaThis one came in through the roof while I was sleeping naked, midday, with a fever. Ran outside wrapped in sheet til I found my neighbor who beat it to death with the very same piece of rebar.
- •Green mambaThis one I encountered on a bush path, riding my bike. It crossed the path, then I lost it in the grass, because it was rainy season and IT WAS THE VERY SAME COLOR AS THE GRASS NO THANK YOU
- •Long brown one people like to eatFound this one in my compost pile. It's apparently delish.