Snake catcher rescues 1.53m spitting cobra from family's computer

Snake catcher rescues 1.53m spitting cobra from family's computer

- 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

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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."
Snake catcher rescues 1.53m spitting cobra from family's computer

Source: Facebook/KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Source: Facebook

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."

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Matthew Brackenbury said:

"At least it wasn't a virus in the computer..."

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