I don’t trust my sister to blog this story so I’m keeping it alive here.
Noelle and her husband, Zach, were strolling down a street in Phnom Penh this week. Noelle was wearing Asher on her back in the Ergo.
They notice a large lizard (I’m thinking a tree monitor?) hanging out in a tree above them. It had a snake hanging out of its mouth. They stopped to watch and said, “Go lizard! You got that snake.”
At which point, the snake put it in reverse and came out of the lizard’s mouth and booked it down the tree.
Straight towards the hapless Slagel family.
Zach did what we’ve all been instructed to do–he froze. Noelle saw the snake eyeing her and ran. With baby on back, she ran.
And the Green Pit Viper took up chase! Seriously chased her down the street.
Again, the Ergo saves the day!
I found one Southeast Asian variety of Green Pit Viper listed on several sites as being among the World’s Most Disturbing Animals.
Noelle was later informed that the lizard was not eating the snake. The snake was eating the lizard’s eggs inside her body! Ouch.