Submitted by BonnieFromMerida on Sun, 2013/04/14 - 13:10.
Sitting this morning on a patio on a friend's property in the country just outside of Matagalpa, reading a book and enjoying the birds and the green beauty of the garden when a sudden movement some 15 meters away caught my eye. It was a long snake, maybe 5 feet, 2 inches wide, moving rapidly across a bricked path into the greenery. Kept an eye on it, as did my friend, and it began coming towards us, again very rapidly. I ran to grab my little dog's leash and a long stick from inside the house, when I returned it seemed to have retreated.