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Snake prey one of its own?

I happened to read a very short photo essay in the latest issue of Maclean’s magazine. Paul Colangelo’s work is featured.

Normally, I do hate snakes. What captured my attention was the photography. As I read the short essay, I happened to know about the Narcisse Snake Den in Manitoba,Canada. Then, for some reason, I wanted to youtube Narcisse Snake Pits.

Despite my hate for snakes( I can’t imagine how they can be pets,by the way), I found Narcisse snake Den video so fascinating ( click here ).

When I finished watching the video, I happened to see featured and youtube suggested, not my own search, video of a bigger snake. The title reads “Cottonmouth vs Rattlesnake.” I have no idea what kinds of snakes are these.

I noticed that thhe video was posted less than two years ago and has got well over 12,000,000 hits. I was curious and couldn’t resist watching it.

Never imagined to watch something that sounds like “preying one of your own.”

After this video, I hated snakes more. If there is anything else I hate that much, it is probably the deeeply entrenching, potentially devastating, ethnic politics in Ethiopia. It has a beast like side to it.

by Dimetros Birku
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  1. Brother Dimetros;

    Oh, I hate snake. It is not only you and me who hate this ugly and scary thing, but 99.9 % if not all Ethiopians hate snake. But, you brilliantly ended it on your commentary. Yes, ethnic politics is similarly ugly as that snakes way of living. Thanks Dimetros. Oh, scary thing. I need to watch some melody video songs from Mali (my favorite area in Africa) to refresh my mind from that ugly snake. Oh!! God mercy!
    Thanks Dimetros- keep up the good work.
    Getachew Reda (Ethiopian Semay)


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