I went bass fishing this morning at Groendal Dam,
but after a while I ran out of bait.
Then I saw a puffadder with a dead lizard in its mouth.
Lizards are good bait for bass.
Knowing the snake couldn’t bite me with the lizard in its mouth,
I grabbed it right behind the head, took the lizard,
and put it in my bait bucket.
Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bitten.
So, I grabbed my bottle of Klipdrift and poured a little brandy into its mouth.
His eyes rolled back, and he went limp. I then released him without
incident and carried on fishing, using the lizard as bait.
A little while later, I felt a nudge against my foot.
I looked down and there was that same snake
with two more lizards in its mouth.
Life is good in Africa .