Wednesday, February 10, 2010
One of our last adventures we set sail for KohMok. A 100 meter cave passage brings you into a hidden beach protected from the ocean. I had been here once before with tom and 3 of his other guests but this is Cindy and the kids first time in the cave. It may have been Jerrys and Edwards first time as well. As we swam in you could see schools of small fish below us. Its pitch black in the center of the cave. It then opens up into this wonderful chasm open to the sky with sheer cliffs vertically scaling upward on all sides.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Here he is playing with a King Cobra about 17 ft long. This one was caught just last week, across the road from where we stayed at a small store. The Woman running the store said it slithered right between her legs while she was tending the store. Our kids walk there daily to get treats. No worries tho, coconuts kill far more people then snakes.
This is the most deadly snake in Thailand. You should freeze and not move if you should ever see one of these. The bite is most certainly deadly, you would have less then 2 minuets to live. no antidote available due to the amount of venom delivered in the bite and the speed of the nerve toxin. And Yeah hes pissed, in the background he is protecting a female and the hiss is much louder than you might expect, more like a growl.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
How cute, at the school the teach the monkeys to spin off coconuts from the tall palms. Many people die every year from falling coconuts, and not all trees are safe to climb, so monkeys are trained to climb and spin the coconuts until they fall. they send a monkey up a tree and in just a couple minuets they will spin off dozens of large ready to fall coconuts.