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At Jiwa Damai we are co-sharing the area with a variety of snakes. This particular one was found sleeping under a plastic cover at the ping pong table. Locally known as a temple snake it is usually only found in Balinese Temples and is considered a blessing by locals. Isn’t she beautiful? We are practicing here, at Jiwa Damai a great respect for the snakes. It is us who take away and penetrate their living habitat. This one is somewhat poisonous.

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Last week we discovered two large beautiful snakes on the ceiling above the dining area.

Sacred temple snake

After checking with the local priest, we were told that these are sacred temple snakes which usually only live in temples. He meant that obviously the energy at Jiwa Damai seemed attractive to them.

Actually they are nocturnal animals. Being concerned about our guests fears, the priest suggested to use burning incense to move them from the spot on the roof where one had gone to sleep. Low and behold, they moved away into the roof of the building.

Snake

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