Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
I was sampling plants in South Africa at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. And I was planning on finishing my sampling in a total of 3 weeks. At the end of my first week, I saw a very large snake, staring at me. I am not particularly scared of snakes but I knew that there would be some venomous ones there, so I asked the rangers to be sure. They assured me that it was a harmless tree snake. "Ok." I said and continued my usual sampling. The next day I saw a more experienced ranger who approached me and asked if I was the one who saw the snake. I nodded and he said that it was a Cape cobra and if he ever bites me I should shout as load as possible so the rangers can hear and save me. I finished my sampling that very week, 1 week ahead of my plans thanks to that snake. I am grateful to him for giving me more time to hang around in Cape Town. I never reached that sampling speed again in any of my experiments.