- A snake catcher was called to a KZN home after the family spotted a snake
- He was initially told it was a black mamba but quickly learnt that it was worse than that...
- The man pulled out a 1.53m spitting cobra
A KZN snake catcher was recently called to a home after the terrified home owner spotted a large snake. The snake turned out to be a poisonous spitting cobra which was over 1.5m long. Social media users had a bunch of amusing puns and jokes at hand to share.
Nick Evans took to Facebook to share his experience. Last Sunday he was called to a house in Bellair at 10pm after the family spotted what they thought was a black mamba. He was sceptical at first and thought it was just a house snake.
"In the corner of the outside toilet were a few random items, the most random being an old computer. I pulled the computer down, and lifted the loose panel. The panel slipped out of my grip back down, but before it fell, I caught a glimpse of a Mozambique spitting cobra!"
He described the snake as having a very thick body which it had curled inside the computer.
"I couldn't tell length. I grabbed it with the tongs behind its head and grabbed it with my hand quite easily. I pulled it out, and finally got an idea of the size of it."
When he measured the snake the following day, he discovered that it was a whopping 1.53m.
"It's an old specimen with a few scars (could be around 15 years old or so)."
Social media users expressed mixed reactions to the post and accompanying pictures. Facebook user Tess Kirpal said:
"Wow! It was my height... you must know how much bigger snakes look to us short people."
Alva James Stanley said:
"Maybe it got into the computer through WINDOWS."
Matthew Brackenbury said:
"At least it wasn't a virus in the computer..."
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