Day 1: Snake release

Today is the day!

The sun is shining, the wind is still and our snakes have been charging themselves in the sunlight as though they had solar panels.

In addition to our release crew today we had three guests who wanted to come along and experience the buzz. That’s the joy about Umkhumbi Lodge, you never know quite what is going to happen and who you are going to meet!



As we very gingerly looked in the tubs in the morning we were delighted to discover all the snakes looking and acting like they should be. The Mambas acted like Mambas and the Forest Cobras acted like Forest Cobras.


Little but dangerous!

Running away


Fastest release goes to Lucas, who was out of the tub and into a tree in the blink of an eye. It was even quicker than me eating chocolate!




So quick in fact that we had to track him to make sure he didn’t sneak back up on us!


So he can't sneak up and bite us on the bum!


Chelsea our big girly, acted like a lady of leisure as she sunbathed, she was in no rush to go anywhere – probably because at her size she knew that we were far more intimidated by her than she was of us!


Soaking up the rays


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