One of the Marines saw a desert horned viper in the bathroom – the bathroom I use. He came out of the stall and there it was. Nasty looking thing. He said that it reared up. I did some research and they say that this kind of snake is shy. I am glad of that. They are also not very poisonous. I am glad of that too, but I am a little concerned about the “not very” part.
I understand that they are good for catching rats, but I am not happy to have such things around. I am afraid of snakes that can bite and I am not particularly fond even of those that don’t.
I have only seen snakes twice since I have been here. I am not eager to see them again. Next time I walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night in my flip-flops, I will be thinking about what I don’t see and how they might be watching me. Jeez. I am narrow-minded when it comes to snakes. I don’t like anything that can give me a venomous bite.