On our big hike over the Canberra Day weekend, I thought a lot about leading and following. But in between the deep and meaningful moments and slogging up hills, I got over my fear of snakes. How, you may ask?
I ran into SIX of the slithering little suckers.
Here’s some other things I learnt:
- When you spot a snake in the bush and yell, your friends come running with their cameras. This is completely silly, because he’s already slithered off.
- When you nearly stand on another snake, and it disappears, you think your friends will think you’re crazy.
- When the third snake appears and zips back into the grass, you start to assume all snakes are hallucinations.
- When the fourth snake stays around long enough for everybody to see, you are incredibly grateful.
- After that, you find it hard to muster either sympathy or surprise when your other friends run into their own slithery friends.