Revisiting the Ian Miller incident

03 Oct 2014 11:30 #61935 by Lindsay Reyburn
Many years ago I came across a rinkhals on the top when walking from the Amphitheatre to Mweni. The snake reared up suddenly and I did the most amazing jump with full kit
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03 Oct 2014 12:05 - 03 Oct 2014 12:13 #61936 by Selous
Hi All

It is quite funny how I only bump into snakes in the berg when I am walking with people who have an inherent fear of them.
I don't have a fear of them so never see them only until I hike with an Ophidiophobic Person.

The conversation starts something like this on the drive up to the berg ....

Hiking Friend "Todd how many snakes have you seen in the Mountains"
Todd "Only when I am hiking with people who are afraid or have a phobia of snakes"
Todd "Do you have a fear of snakes??!! "
Hiking Friend " um yes I do"
Todd " Well we will see one today - Guaranteed" :evil:
Silence Prevails :(
Big gulp by Hiking Friend :ohmy:

Conversation on the way home...
Hiking Friend " you were right about seeing a snake" :thumbsdown:

It's the weirdest thing and always amazes and confounds me.
Have fun hiking to all those out this weekend.
Regards
Selous.
Last edit: 03 Oct 2014 12:13 by Selous. Reason: Spelling

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03 Oct 2014 12:13 #61937 by ghaznavid
7 days in the Berg, about half off escarpment in hot weather - saw 3 snakes. 1 baby Berg Adder, 1 large Berg Adder that had just eaten and moved off very slowly and 1 skaapsteker. Snakes are such beautiful creatures and don't scare me nearly as much today as they did 5 years ago. Maybe that's why I don't see them any more :laugh:

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03 Oct 2014 17:09 #61945 by HFc
Big LOL to Selous... :laugh:

Anyway, that is why I always (as in always....) wear long trousers and gaitors in the Berg.

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12 Aug 2019 20:47 #75248 by antmanhowes
Does not sound like he died of snakebite.

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