Island Mystery: A Snake Adventure

Uncategorized / Monday, September 26th, 2016

{Island Mystery is a series in which I give you clues about the mysterious island paradise that I am living on.}
The snakes here are not venomous. So we don’t worry about being poisoned by them. They are hardly seen, but can be found in forests and mountains.

A few years ago, I was working at a summer camp. We went on an excursion to a forest, and didn’t expect to see any snakes.
To our surprise, there was a large one (more that five feet long) coiled up and sleeping in a tree!
We were excited to see the creature, and some of us were scared too. We were told by the tour guides that the snake wasn’t venomous at all. But who wants to get bitten anyway?
There was one adult to three children. In all, there were about seventy children and ten adults (including tour guides). I had six children in my care, as one of the adults had to take care of other duties.
The rules included no running no matter what happens…
Not so for me though! When I saw the snake biting the hand of the forestry worker who climbed into the tree to fetch him, I galloped faster than a donkey ever could! At the same time shouting to the six children in my care, “No running! No running!” In seconds, I was far away from the tree and the snake!
Well… The forestry workers got the snake under control and I got myself under control soon enough to maintain my reputation as a responsible member of the camp staff.
But my galloping was the talk of the camp for the rest of the week…
Happy Monday!☺

41 Replies to “Island Mystery: A Snake Adventure”

  1. How about Fiji! I love your story – telling the children no running and you take off – that would be me if it was a giant spider – or if there would have been something around to kill it that would have been me slamming away at it – story there that my girls would have to tell πŸ™‚

  2. Summer, I laughed about your snake experience. Bless your heart. I went to a zoo with my daughter this summer and got to see a boa named Julius Squeezer..the handlers would not allow us to touch him…I wanted to. But as you said no ones wants a snake bite, poisonous or not…I think it could still be harmful. Be safe. Blessings,xoxo, Susie

  3. Hi Summer, I laughed when I read about your running away while advising the children to walk! I’m not very keen on snakes but thought I was quite brave until my husband and I came across an Eastern Brown Snake while in Australia. Our son who lives there had previously warned us about how dangerous they are, so we ran as if our lives depended on it! Considering we were wearing flip-flops rather than sensible shoes, we probably did the right thing.

  4. Its a scary snake post but your story was funny. Now I can laugh at your story but if I am there, I will run faster than you and even scream the loudest too. And that will cause chaos in the group!

  5. Hahaaa…sorry, but this is hilarious. Kids will always remind You from that <3

    My oldest son just got a pet snake…I'm happy 'cos he doesn't life home anymore, so I don't need to take care of that creature ( I'm on goose bumb) πŸ˜‰

  6. Yuk, I don't like snakes period, they can have they.. Seen many rattles when I was a young girl when my auntie used to take us black berrie picking… Scary I couldn't wait to go home.. Happy new week summer with love Janice. Thank you for your dear visit

  7. I think I would have been running faster than you…I hate snakes ans we have a lot of them here in Michigan. Only one poisonous one makes its home here and I have never seen it in my life..which is a good thing. Janice

  8. Hahahaha!! Oh that is rich! Running and shouting "no running!" Did you get the picture of the snake from someone else? Or were you brave enough to take it before he started messing with it? It's a really pretty snake/picture. But I don't blame you for running. Sometimes it's better to run than to be bit! I can't guess which island you are at – yet!

  9. Well, I know you don't live in Indonesia! I lived in Indonesia and I know that there are LOTS of poisonous snakes there. It's best NOT to run because the snake will think either "prey" or "threat". πŸ™‚

  10. i don't know why but snakes attract my attention in an undefinable way ,though back in my village i used to encounter them and killed few all by by myself and helped my brother to kill one that was almost five feet long still i like looking at them they have incredible body language and moves ,
    you are very brave and definitely a responsible person and your staff must be proud of you dear ,stay blessed

  11. good grief. i am only 5 feet one inch tall!
    to think he'd be as long as me… ewww! LOLOL
    when i first started reading i thought…
    OH she's in guam! but then realized that their brown snakes are poison. and from what i've read they're over run with them. still trying to figure out where your island home is. πŸ™‚

  12. Girl friend, I would still be RUNNING! Oh my! I don't do SNAKES of any kind. Love your story though. Kind of reminds me of when my kids were little I would often say…don't do as I do, do as I tell you to do! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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