Each year there is a sugar-cane harvesting season.
Here is a field of sugar-cane, not more than 50 metres from our house, being burned-off in preparation for harvesting next morning. The crop is set alight to burn off the dead leaves, and to drive out snakes.
Standing near the fire are two young men with hand-operated, back-pack fire extinguishers...a noble idea, but those devices would be hard-pressed to extinguish a lit cigarette, let alone the brief inferno of a fired sugar-cane field!
It is a spectacular sight, but I would prefer that the photo-opportunity was taking place a few hundred metres from my house!
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