img_4222We were on our way back to the lodge after having an awesome elephant sighting. I was reminiscing over the sighting when out the blue, a giant Southern African Rock Python was lying on the road not fazed at all that I almost drove him over. After stopping the vehicle I quickly jumped out to fetch a stick so that I could pick it up and show the guests. I was quite rushed as the snake started to get mobile so I grabbed a fairly big stick thinking it will do but I had underestimated the weight of the snake as when I went to pick it up the stick snapped and the snake managed to get away. None the less, what a great sighting…

Story by: Calvin Du Plessis-Kapama River Lodge Ranger

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