The snakes here are not venomous. So we don't worry about being poisoned by them. They are hardly seen, but can be found in forests and mountains.
A few years ago, I was working at a summer camp. We went on an excursion to a forest, and didn't expect to see any snakes.
To our surprise, there was a large one (more that five feet long) coiled up and sleeping in a tree!
We were excited to see the creature, and some of us were scared too. We were told by the tour guides that the snake wasn't venomous at all. But who wants to get bitten anyway?
There was one adult to three children. In all, there were about seventy children and ten adults (including tour guides). I had six children in my care, as one of the adults had to take care of other duties.
The rules included no running no matter what happens...
Not so for me though! When I saw the snake biting the hand of the forestry worker who climbed into the tree to fetch him, I galloped faster than a donkey ever could! At the same time shouting to the six children in my care, "No running! No running!" In seconds, I was far away from the tree and the snake!
Well... The forestry workers got the snake under control and I got myself under control soon enough to maintain my reputation as a responsible member of the camp staff.
But my galloping was the talk of the camp for the rest of the week...