Monday, 20 September 2010

Mamushi encounter (蝮を見ました)

Despite creepy-crawly things in Japan being very large and menacing at times, there are very few things that are really poisonous or of real potential danger, so we were all very surprised by the critter in the photo above, a Mamushi Pit Viper, one of the two most venomous snakes in Japan. He was warming himself on the road next to our cars when we headed back from a BBQ at the river in Anan. He was "gently" dispatched by our snake-wrassler Joe, who grabbed him in BBQ tongs and threw him into the bushes.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, are they used to catch them just like that? o.O We would most def have to call rspca here!