I was driving to Musoma and when I passed a village called Sabasaba I noticed a labourer at the side of a fresh mound of earth parallel to the road. I asked, “Can I take your photograph?” He obliged, pretending he was actually working when, in reality, the work had been completed a while ago.
your car and take photos.” I obliged and they had a ball.
Every time I drive on the road there is an instance of careless driving. This time it was a truck offloading sand for road repairs on a section of the Mwanza – Musoma road near the Tarime/Sirari junction.
When I moved to an unused house at Butiama I found myself occupying a room with several snakes. When I checked the snake guide, I discovered these were the young of one of the most poisonous snakes in the world, the Black Mamba.
The Black Mamba grows to a length of up to 3.20 metres.
Of the Mamba, Bill Branch in A Photographic Guide to Snakes, Other Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa writes: “When
disturbed, it rears the forebody, gapes widely, spreads a very narrow hood, and gives a hollow hiss. It is a warning best heeded!”