So, how was your trip to Thailand?
Oh, I spent about six weeks in Thailand and had a really, really great
time. I spent three
weeks in Northern Thailand and then three weeks on the beach in the southern
part of Thailand
but my last night I was packing up and I had a suitcase in the corner
with the warm clothes
from Northern Thailand and I saw something dark in the corner, and I'm
thinking," Oh, it's just
some clothes that fell out of my suitcase so I reach out to grab the clothes
dark rose up and spread out and it was the weirdest feeling because at
the same time I felt
like a hand grab me from behind and yanked me out of the cabin and I didn't
feel any fear
until I was in the middle of the clearing and I screamed twice, and got
"What? What? What?" and I said "snake" and of course a few people started
"Oh, well, this little bitty green, harmless snake" Ah, no big deal. So
one of the little bitty
Thai girls, walks into my cabin and she comes running out, "Ah, snake!"
and so it was a black
king cobra, which is the most poisonous snake in the world, and this is
really kind of scary
because my little brother had been killed by a snake and so it's frightening
to me to think
how close I came. After I left Thailand, two things happened: I found
some photographs in
which in the photographs that I took of my cabin you could see the snake
crawling into my
cabin and the other one is an e-mail from the owners of the resort that
they found two more
cobras underneath my bed.
Wow, oh man! So normally do they have king cobras on that part
of the island?
No, they don't. They say they may come in when they transport, the building,
they're making a lot
of new buildings so they brought in wood from Northern Thailand and maybe
it came in there.
Also the envirorment's being upset and they're chopping down a lot of
trees, and they're finding
more and more snakes that they didn't know were there.
Wow, well, you're very lucky.
Yeah, I've been told that!