Written by csistvan on Feb. 9, 2017
A little further up from the last houses of Campul Cetatii(Mures county, where in last kilometers of the pastures on the right side of Niraj river there are many old beech trees accompanied by pine on the upper part and oak to the downstream, we reached the always present sheepfold. Here, after the dogs raising the alarm came the shepherd to ask our opinion.A lamb brought recently to the sheepfold died. The shepherd found a snake nearby(coronella austriaca), which is neither big nor poisonous. He kills the snake , voiceless from birth and thinks that he made the right judgment. We gave reason to doubt explaining that the executed snake is not a viper.
Since Adam onwards men(except herpetologists) kill the guilty for all their troubles and eat as long as they can, all sorts of apples without becoming wiser!
The shepherd kept the snake…as usual, the victims are at fault.