The African savannah is a hotspot to see all sorts of weaver birds.
The African savannah is also home to many snakes... Boomslangs are one of them, a large snake, with distinct head and very large eyes with round pupils. Their colours vary between juvenile and adult male & female.
We rarely see Boomslangs at Serian Camp, a dangerous but very shy snake that prefers to stay hidden away.
Weavers are already very noisy birds but one day they were really chirping away very loud, this drew the attention of Serian staff and guests around the deck area.
By this stage the counter attack was made by adult weavers, giving the snakes a few nasty pecks, so much as to make the snake come out of the nest with the second baby weaver in-between its jaws.
After a struggle between the Boomslang and several weavers, the snake had to give up and let go of her pray... the little weaver fell down on the path, a few meters below.
All help was too late for the bird, which bled to death, as the venom of the Boomslang, prevented the blood from clotting. The amount of venom injected by the Boomslang was only very small, but so was our little bird.