Why would trees be dangerous in Burkina Faso?

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So we just received a letter from our sponsor child, Julien in Burkina Faso and he wrote us asking us to pray for their security because by them there are trees and it's a constant danger to them.  
His parents are millet farmers.... wouldn't trees be a good thing and help keep the water in the ground?
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Yep.  Arbres are trees, arbustes (as here) are shrubs.  Something human or animal or reptile is likely hiding in the shrubs, because as you noted, because of them there is "constant danger".  If it is the tree itself you would think they would just stay away :)    There's more unrest in the Northern regions towards Mali or Niger, but less trees there, so I'm guessing (without much basis) that your child is somewhere more lush and concerned about animals or snakes!

Thanks for sharing - I've got sponsorships in BF, but get completely different letters than this.  I find it fascinating.  No one's every drawn me a chimpanzee :)

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