I had understood the puff adder to be one of the most dangerous snakes in the world; apparently, it kills more than thirty thousand people each year. From which I had concluded that it must be very aggressive, and liable to bite you if you step near it, let alone on it. If someone claimed you could step on one and not be bitten, I would've considered that a far-fetched claim requiring proof.
So I was utterly astonished to see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7sDgwC30y0&list=PLifclHMpE23RlGN4QNZbK6OSPOV6oFE3d&index=3&ab_channel=AlJazeeraEnglish
(the relevant section is the couple of minutes starting at 11:11)
which shows what appears to be just such proof!
Is the man telling the truth, that the thirty thousand fatalities per year, were all from trying to grab a puff adder with their bare hands? If not, what's going on? Was that particular snake just trained to be tame? Is it really representative of what they will typically do?