Snake catcher nabs large black mamba, leaves community in awe

Snake catcher nabs large black mamba, leaves community in awe

- Snake catcher Nick Evans was called out to remove a snake from a house in the outer west area of Durban

- When Evans arrived at the township home, he was met by a crowd and an anxious black mamba

- Taking to Facebook, the snake catcher detailed the experience and shared photos of the venomous serpent

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On Sunday, Nick Evans' movie night was interrupted by a call from a family in a township outside Durban.

The snake catcher learned a black mamba was spotted in the house, his social media post revealed.

" The entire floor of the house that the mamba was in, was covered in Jeye's Fluid. Bottles must have been used. I've never seen so much of it! The smell," he wrote with a sick-face emoji.

According to Evans, the venomous snake was hiding behind a board placed against the wall and it came "shooting out" of there the moment it felt exposed.

"I had to take some swift steps back as it shot to the other side of the room!" he added.

Evans managed to restrain the snake and he took it outside to show the "super excited" residents. However, he added the mamba had been through the most and was missing part of its tail.

Take a look at the post below:

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Black mambas are not rare in KwaZulu-Natal and another snake catcher, Jason Arnold, experienced a heart-breaking moment when he was called out to catch one of these venomous serpents.

Arnold explained he caught the massive two-metre black mamba that hid in a poor family's only couch.

He was so touched by their living conditions that Arnold did not charge them a fee and he shared the family's story online.

In an update, Arnold revealed Mzansi pulled together to help the struggling family. Briefly.co.za learned South Africans not only donated a new couch to the family but they also gave them money.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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