Up Close Encounters: A Snake, a Bird, and the Battle for Survival in Namibia

Last night at our lodge, one of the mechanics and Bruno, the organizer, were outside, and “something” fell out of a tree. It was a Cape Coral snake, aka the Cape Coral Cobra, with a bird in its mouth. They watched as the snake started to take the head of the bird into its mouth; then, the wing was too big and got stuck in the snake’s mouth. Bruno and the mechanic put the snake into a box and into their room (a venomous snake !!!!) to protect it from the cold as the snake was in a difficult situation. It would either die with a bird stuck in its mouth or barf the bird out. Bruno got up the next morning, and luckily, the snake had barfed the birds out and was ready to face another day!!