Don't you love to get outdoors and walk and smell the fresh air? I think it is the most beneficial thing a person can do. If you walk at night you see snakes swimming and rabbits hopping. I love it. Walking clears your head and gives you energy.
I use to have to check my school sneakers every morning for huge tarantula spiders because that is where they love to sleep at night..and in the tropics , in the old days they live on houses built on stilts to avoid snakes from crawling into their houses but you could still hear them hissing away esp cobras at night..I have grown up with 4 legged monitor lizards running around the backyard,lizards all over the house, lots of huge red ants if you leave even a drip of your soda on the table..mosquitoes that give you malaria and dengue fever..whenever I watch Grace Kelly in her impeccable safari gear on one of these old movies..it makes me LMAO ..cos there is no way u could look like that cool model if you spend a day in the equatorial forests of Africa...!!
Yes, I have seen swimming snakes , they are quite lethal..in my part of the world I grew up with snakes all over the garden..I have seen pythons wrapped around lamp posts, snakes that got into my house..and a friend of mine heard his puppie yelping in the night to find it being half swallowed by an 18 ft python..
The funniest but true incident reported in the Singapore papers was about a guy who went to the toilet in a golf course, a snake crawled up the latrine and bit his willy and disappeared into the latrine. They had to call the environment guys to go into the huge cesspool to catch the snake so that they could get the antidote..it must have been the slimiest , filthiest and scariest task these two guys had to do...
As a child I hated walks and hikes in the forests..hot humid and full of snakes and creepy crawlies..we have cockcroaches the size of your thumb and they fly all over..I used to have to kill them because my husband was so frightened of them when they fly into the bathroom..all part of the adventure of living in strange places..