Over the past I have had numerous encounters with swamps, you usually come off second best. Somehow they manage to always get the upper hand of you. In Madagascar it was fine as I knew that the creatures that lived in them were not let life threatening. In India it’s a whole new story. The creatures are as abundant and they are all poisonous. The further south I have travelled, the more I have encountered the swamps, but these are massive and deep because of the size of the rivers. The worst is that there are often really strong flowing currents in them, especially when trying to cross on the turn of the tide, if its in coming or out going these currents are dangerous, you can see the rate at which they are flowing by watching the floating debris swirling past.