- A snake handler took on a large Black Mamba recently
- The snake was found in a home in Verulam, KZN
- It killed the family dog before it was caught
A Black Mamba that killed a German shepherd dog was captured in Verulam recently. Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were called out to a home after the homeowner found their dog attempting to kill the snake.
The snake was injured but managed to bite the dog. According to RUSA spokesperson Prem Balram, professional snake catcher Jason Arnold was called to the home. He bravely removed the poisonous snake from the home. The bitten dog died shortly afterwards.
The 2.5 metre snake was severely injured after the encounter with the dog, having had its spine crushed.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that a snake was recovered from inside the shirt of a man sleeping in a hospital in India. Snake catchers were called after a snake was seen in the man's clothing. The elderly man was in the intensive care unit of a district hospital. He was not a patient but rather visiting someone who was admitted.
While asleep, a snake must have crawled up his shirt. When hospital night staff noticed the snake they were shocked, but did not wake the man for fear of disturbing the snake.
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