【英语口语】美语情景对话 第29期:不速之客 The Visitor
Todd: Hey Leath! Do you want to go ahead and talkabout the story you we’re going to say?
Leath: OK, um, yeah, this was about, I’d say a year and a half ago and it was in Harare, thecapital, where my mom lives. I was on holiday back home seeing my mom and anyway it’s aSunday morning and I was in the shower, got up pretty late, it must have been about half ten, and all of a sudden my mom burst into the shower and said,” Leath, Leath, there’s a snake, there’s a snake in the kitchen.” And so I thought, “Ah, what kind of snake would this be” causewe live in the capital, residential area, almost high–rise. Well, not high rise, but residential area. And so I put a towel around my waist and walked bad–temperedly throught to the kitchen. Um, attached to the kitchen we’ve got this little courtyard, where we set out to have morningcoffee and breakfast. It’s tiled and leads onto a small garden. And so I walked out onto thecourtyard and there was a seven foot Egyptian cobra! Wow. I was really, really blow awaybecause I know a bit about snakes and I know that a bite from an Egyptian cobra in a countrywhere antidote isn’t readily available is almost certainly fatal. And, there we were, mom andI, with a seven foot Egyptian cobra slithering between the courtyard and our kitchen. And, eventually, we trapped it in the courtyard and I went to fetch guys who work for nationalparks. National parks are the guys who kind of look after animal problems within the city, and, uh, brought them around, and we were hoping that they were going to catch it becauseZimbabwe isn’t so rich at the moment and stuff like that. They don’t have the facilities to keepcaught animals so unless it’s endangered they just shoot it, so the guy shot our seven footcobra.
Todd: Oh, they shot it, uh!
Leath: Yeah, and we had to bury it out back.
Todd: Really, well, still I’m glad, you just didn’t want to be bitten or anything.
Leath: No, no. No way.
Todd: What a story!