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 Org Delport with the 1.2 m long adder he shot in late November on his farm outside Van Zylsruss. Photo: Melissa Delport.
Org Delport with the 1.2 m long adder he shot in late November on his farm outside Van Zylsruss. Photo: Melissa Delport.

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When Org and Melissa Delport came across a massive puff adder outside the cage in which she keeps her rabbits last November, it was just another day in the Kalahari for them.

After all, snakes are nothing unusual on their land outside Van Zylsrus in the Northern Cape. Probably four or  five times a year, there are puff adders near the house, Melissa said last week. We are so used to snakes that the workers can tell from a trail in the sand whether it was made by a puff adder or a Cape cobra.

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