- Residents called Jason after they saw the huge python
- He bravely rescued her and her hatchlings
- He relocated them to a more secluded area
A brave snake handler in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, recently rescued a huge, 35kg mother python and her hatchlings.
Eco Estate residents called Jason Arnold, the owner of Universal Reptiles, when they noticed the massive reptile, Briefly.co.za gathered.
They were concerned for their safety as well as the python's wellbeing.
A post on Africa Venom's Facebook page indicated that Jason found a total of 47 eggs. Out of these, only 18 hatched. However, he only found nine of them because the rest had moved on already.
Jason relocated the mother python and her hatchlings to a more secluded area so they could grow safely.
In the post's comments section, Africa Venom said the mother python measured between 4 and 4.4 metres long. Her hatchlings measured about 50 to 60cm long.
Commenters and local residents commended Jason for ensuring the safety of both residents and the reptiles.
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