The family of three had been walking for 5 days when they finally reached a cliff over looking a vast valley. They could hardly believe that it was real.
"We've arrived!" Sings the daughter. "I never believed that this day would come!"
"Meow," whispers mother, a very shy woman.
"This is just beautiful, it really is, ok?" Says father. "I have never seen a better looking valley in all my years."
"Let us finish this trek! I say that we set up camp beside the lake down below!" Daughter starts walking without waiting to see whether her parents agree.
"I fully support that decision. I think that it's a truly remarkable decision that you've just made."
The family begins descending the cliff. All is going well when suddenly-
'Craackkk!" What sounds like snapping metal echoes through the valley.
Mother goes rigid. Father nearly runs into her.
"What is the issue? What's the problem here?"
Father looks around and notices that there is a snake in front of mother.
"That is a weak snake, believe me, you have very little to worry about. I've encountered hundreds, thousands of snakes before."
"What on earth is going on back there?"
"Your mother has encountered a snake. She's very concerned."
"We do not have time to stall! The sun will be setting in the next hour!"
"Ya know, the daughter is quite right, we really don't have the time for this kind of behaviour."
Father steps around his wife and the snake and makes his way down the steep cliff towards daughter.
Daughter and father continue towards the lake. The snake suddenly slithers between mothers feet and then off into the rocks.
Mother remains still, for she finds it difficult to move her left foot which is stuck in a bear trap.