The flood

Prompt  ….

Thank you Kecia Spartin for this week’s photo prompt.

Ram, a villager stranded with a few others on a sliver of land encircled by flood waters – decided to climb a tree to see if he could spot a rescue boat. There was nothing that even resembled a rescue boat.

He looked down to communicate but the raging waters had swept everything away. Ram was now truly struck on the tree. He resolved to get down from his perch. Once again he looked down for suitable bough or fork – only to find the large snake slithering in the branches just below him.

A rescue boat soon reached the spot and one of the rescuers assured him that it was a non-poisonous harmless snake but Ram refused climb down.  The rescuers had to shoo the snake away from its comfortable perch before he finally climbed down.

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Ten times more people die in car accidents as compared to those that die from snake bites globally.  Yet we are extremely cautious of snakes and handle cars so casually.

Thank you Priceless Joy