The Cobra that Amy Found

The Cobra that Amy Found

The Cobra that Amy Found

Extract from the book TRAVELS WITH AN AFRICAN HUSKY:
“One day I heard Amy barking in a way that was unusual. She sounded a bit anxious and was yapping repeatedly and so after a minute or so of this, I thought I’d go and investigate. She was standing by the pool pump barking away and as I walked up to her I thought oh-o, this has all the hallmarks of a snake and sure enough there was a young cobra with its head flared hissing away at Amy.
“I pondered what to do for a moment and realised I had a number on my phone for a snake catcher. Someone had emailed it to me. I typed the word snake into my iPhone search box and to my relief the number for the snake catcher came up highlighted in the email. “Thank you Steve Jobs” I said to myself as I called the number. The snake man said he’d be there in few minutes. And he was. Armed with a bucket and an aluminium thingy with a claw on the end. In no time he had the snake in the bucket and took it away to release it somewhere in the wild where it would be safe from people and their cats and dogs and they would be safe from it.
“A week later while walking Amy we saw another cobra and it was enormous. Thick as my wrist and longer than Tilly was tall. Amy gave it a wide berth”.

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