Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Snakes alive!

It really was snakes alive when our kids went to visit the local snake farm.
Bio-Ken Snake Farm in Watamu is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bites.
It houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa.
Mama Sue and our children heard there are about 127 different snake species in Kenya most of which are non-venomous.
Of the remainder, 18 have caused human fatalities and only another six could be fatal to humans; and 10 would cause severe pain.
The snake farm also deals with identification and treatment of snake bites.
It was a fascinating and educational trip for the kids who were given a guided tour and even got to handle some of the snakes.