Living on a small mining community in the bush veldt far away from civilisation I discovered life was a bit different from the city. There were interesting and deadly animals. Lions, crocodiles and snakes were just a few I encountered. I discovered this quite quickly when I returned home from work one day and my wife and daughter were on the kitchen table, my wife with a very large knife. Apparently a snake had been slithering around by the back door. We learnt to check for floating logs in the aptly named crocodile river before jumping in. Some of the logs had eyes and teeth!