Elaine, Hills and Dales
We were picking up litter along the dirt road to our place and wondered why an “empty” colddrink tin seemed so heavy. With a bit of closer investigation we realized that there was something alive inside the tin. As my husband carefully prised it open a snake suddenly shot out of it. I was too slow to photograph it peeling out of the tin and only caught the tail-end disappearing into the grass. We found it close to the road - a slender snake, at least a metre long. How long had it been in the tin?! Was this its winter habitation? Maybe it was hibernating and grew too big to get out? I'm mystified.
Alison, Jukskei Park
I thought the VeldTalk readers may like this quote – I don't know who said it! “And so ...nature has presented us with a cataclysm, and we must respond with a dogaclysm -- a tsunami wave so doggone powerful that the agents of pillage, spillage and drillage will have no choice but to obey and sit ... stay ... and roll over!”
Rita van Dyk, Hennopsrivier
Ek het 'n foto probeer neem van 'n blou-apie wat nou die aand oor ons grasperk gedraf het. Dis die tweede een wat ons sien met 'n af-pootjie! Die eerste een se been was heeltemal af, tot teen die lyf, hierdie een was net halfpad af. Ek wonder of dit as gevolg van strikke is?