"What a beast": Snake catcher finds 31kg python in Durban suburb

"What a beast": Snake catcher finds 31kg python in Durban suburb

- A massive python was seen slithering down a driveway in a suburb in Durban

- Video footage shows how the huge snake was eventually caught and released

- Snake catcher, Nick Evans, declared the 31 kg beast to be the largest python he’d ever rescued

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A huge python was seen slithering down a driveway in the Durban suburb of Waterfall recently.

Stunning video footage reveals how the snake nearly found its way into a home as it made its way under the driveway gate.

The video also shows the capture and release of the giant reptile by snake-catcher, Nick Evans.

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Evans took to social media to share the news of the record-breaking rescue.

Based on the Facebook post, the creature weighed in at a whopping 31 kilograms and is 3.9 metres long.

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Evans revealed this to be the biggest python that he’s ever had to rescue and was understandably chuffed by the achievement.

News 24 reported that a couple contacted Evans when they noticed the snake moving along the driveway.

Evans said, "The snake is not venomous. As I struggled with it, trying to carry it out of the bushes, it wrapped its head around my neck, so by the time I carried it out, I was a bit light-headed."

Briefly.co.za understands that KwaZulu-Natal residents have been keeping Evans busy with call-outs of late.

Evans was called into action last week as well when a KZN family struggled to get rid of 2 black mambas.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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