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Rubondo Island: Smells like python...
Author: Anton Crone
Date: 22 Oct 2013
If the enormous turd hadn’t been snow white we would have stepped right into it.“Python poo,” tracker, James, announced, and here I was thinking it was a giant Hadada poo, some undiscovered mutant species hiding on Lake Victoria’s Rubondo Island, feeding on chimps. I was scanning the trees. Silly me.

“Yup, smells like Python,” Quinton declared after sticking his finger in the poo and having a whiff.

How did he know what Python smelled like? Tentatively, I stuck my finger in too – it’s a rule of being a boy: what one does the other must do – and of course, it smelled like chicken.

But Quinton must have known what he was talking about for, as we moved on, he called, “Stop!” And pointed to a meter long tail below a bush at our feet.

And that’s only one fifth of this five meter long story. See the rest of it in the video below:

Anton Crone




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