- A KZN man noticed a black mamba slithering into his home
- He literally pulled his home apart in search of it
- A snake catcher eventually retrieved it safely
A man in Inanda Valley outside Durban literally demolished his home in search of a black mamba that had slithered in.
Local residents had to enlist the help of snake catchers Nick Evans, of KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and Keith Botha.
Fortunately, Nick was able to retrieve the dangerous serpent safely, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Speaking to Daily News, Nick said:
The residents had taken down the entire tin shack to find this snake, and it looked like they had burnt some of it, and were about to do more damage until myself and Keith Botha arrived.
The frightened mamba was curled up in a cardboard box, and didn't really resist much. Maybe, for once, a mamba knew I was there to help! Wishful thinking, it was probably dying of heat exhaustion.
Nick acknowledged that local residents are killing black mambas they find in or around their homes out of concern for their safety.
However, he said he's on a mission to encourage them to call snake catchers so that both the residents and snakes are safe.
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