- Snake catcher Jason Arnold filmed himself catching a massive black mamba
- Arnold used only one hand to catch the "laid back" serpent and it had social media users anxious
- He revealed the snake was one of the largest black mambas he had ever captured
On Saturday, snake catcher Jason Arnold detailed on the Universal Reptiles Facebook page how he nabbed one of the largest back mambas he has ever caught in his career.
Arnold revealed he was called to a Granada Place family within the suburb of Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal.
He revealed they had noticed a larger-than-normal snake disappearing into a drainage pipe at the back of their home on Valentine's Day at around 7pm.
"They decided to flush the pipe with cold running water from a drain which was higher up on the property, to see if the snake would get flushed out. And this, it did!!!" he wrote on Facebook.
"The snake soon came darting out at speed and it was only then that they realised that it was much bigger than what they thought it was."
The family decided to call in the experts and initially contacted their security service provider, Reaction Unit SA.
The officer instructed the family to phone Arnold and he arrived on their premises 21 minutes later.
"Whilst walking down a flight of steps toward the area in which the snake was, I had already spotted a portion of the tail disappearing behind some wooden boards that had been stacked up against the wall. I immediately recognibsed it to be the tail of a large mlack Mamba," he wrote.
Black Mambas are a species of extremely venomous snake and according to Wikipedia, it's the most feared serpent in Africa due to its size, aggression, venom toxicity and speed of onset.
However, Arnold revealed the massive black mamba he had been called to catch was "laid back" and "chilled".
"The extraction process went fluently and effortlessly and the snake showed absolutely no defensive or aggressive behaviour toward me whatsoever. She was the most chilled out, laid back mamba I have caught in a while."
The "beautiful girl" was one of the biggest he had captured too, measuring at a staggering 2.77 metres (9 foot) long.
"She will be released somewhere very remote and special, where she can live out the remainder of her mamba days, far away from people," he concluded.
Take a look at the video below:
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported Arnold was called out to a house in the rural area of Osindisweni. He revealed the family spotted a massive two-metre black mamba that had hidden in their only couch.
He was touched by their living conditions and aside from helping them free of charge, Arnold shared their story online. Mzansi pulled together and showed the struggling family overwhelming support.
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