Avoiding snakes in the St Vincent rainforest (with video)Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Anyway, that's how I walked. The only trouble is, I was also scared about dehydration. So I'd preemptively hydrated with enough water to drown an elephant. A few minutes into the walk, nature called.
You have never known terror like popping a squat in the rainforest, convinced that at any moment a snake will sneak up behind you and bite you on the arse.
I was right, by the way. The rainforest is home to congo snakes, who are notoriously shy. Have you ever noticed how all snakes are "notoriously shy"? Oh, they're more scared of you than you are of them. Bullshit. It's a physical impossibility.
It turns out, they either are very shy (psh) or they simply didn't show their disgusting faces while I was there. What I did find was incredible little plants that shiver when touched, silvery shining taro leaves, gargantuan monkey goblet trees and a fleeting glance at two elusive St Vincent Parrots. I made a little video so you could see some of these plants in action, as well as some little rainforest factoids.