Last week a most unwelcomed visitor arrived on the property where we live which adjoins our school.
Yes this is a green mamba (a very poisonous snake) and thankfully the workers inflicted fatal blows to its mid-section. Luke who is in charge of the physical plant at RFIS and who also lives on the same property we do, was brought the snake which he happily showed us.
Since Karl is a professional hunter, he was happy the next day to “butcher” this snake for his 7th grade Life Science class and my AP Chemistry class (and a few other interested students who managed to get out of class.) Please note that the head was removed (including all the venom) and disposed of before the students got close to the snake. Both Karl and Luke are experienced at handling snakes. Some of the AP Chem girls are keeping the snake skin and now are busy preserving it.
And on a final note – the snake was cooked and eaten – a bit bony but nice to bite it!