KwaZulu-Natal residents believe there is a slithering serial killer on the lose near Mtateni near Driefontein.
According to a report by the Ladysmith Gazette, Mtateni residents felt giant snakes were behind the several deaths of local children.
The residents claim the serpents would drag children into the river and drown them. Briefly.co.za learned several kids drowned the past couple of months, with the most recent one being only a few weeks ago.
However, according to snake specialist Fanie Cilliers it is highly unlikely that snakes were behind the drownings of the young kids.
Cilliers said there were sightings of big African Rock Pythons in the area, but he does not believe they're responsible.
Social media users reacted to the beliefs that snakes were killing young Mtateni kids.
Casious Nkuna wrote, "If they are not busy shooting each other their snakes are eating them."
KwaZulu-Natal is a province rich with the slithering reptile, and some of them can get really big. As Briefly.co.za reported previously, a brave snake handler rescued a 35kg mother python and her hatchlings in Umhlanga.
Eco Estate residents called Jason Arnold, the owner of Universal Reptiles, when they noticed the massive reptile. They were concerned for their safety as well as the python's well-being.
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