After we arrived in XZootic in Loay, Bohol, the zookeepers were friendly enough to encourage us to sit and pose with this python. She's tamed though, and friendly according to her keeper. In fact, there was a poster with Melia, the name of this Burmese python cradling a sleeping baby in her coiled body. I never thought I could gather enough courage to come an inch near her but I did. According to the keeper, Melia doesn't harm humans, but we just have to be careful near her that time because she just shed off her old skin, meaning, she's too sensitive for brushes with her cold skin.
What I thought would have ended my adventures that day wasn't enough. I had to hurdle a long hanging bridge in Loboc, Bohol. Some of my friends I know had fear of heights, me included. Coupled with the fear of going straight into the river if I erroneously slip my step, I once again took courage to walk through this swinging and hanging bridge that creaks each time you step, most especially if you step heavily on this bamboo-woven bridge. Some
inconsiderate people even had the guts to run their way to the end making me take a hard grip on the handle(?)
I have the kids with me and they are having fun walking their way to the ends, ergo, my heart skipping twice for fear of me but mostly for them having a wrong move while on the suspended bridge.
But it was a lovely adventure. I realized my kids are braver than I am. And I will be going to Bohol for another time. That's for sure.
More stories of my Bohol weekend, soon! Very very soon!