- Snake-rescuer Nick Evans was called in after a community was living in fear due to a massive black mamba
- With the assistance of a friend, Evans caught the snake, which was parking off in a large container filled with crates of beer
- Evans saved the day and the community is eternally grateful to the experienced snake catcher
A community in the Nazareth area in KwaZulu-Natal lived in fear for months after spotting a massive black mamba in residence.
The large reptile proved to be quite elusive and snake catchers were called in but were unable to nab the beast.
However, the chase came to an end as snake-rescuer Nick Evans eventually caught the mamba, with the help of his friend Duncan Slabbert.
The men found the snake in a shipping container that had been used as a tuckshop.
Interestingly, the shop sold beer and it seems the mamba naturally gravitated towards the crates.
Using his tongs, Evans was able to tug the beast but the mamba was bigger and stronger than he anticipated.
Evans maintained his composure and the men eventually had their reptile.
They showed off the giant mamba to residents, who reluctantly came closer and touched its body.
Based on the reaction, Briefly.co.za gathered that residents and social media users appreciated the services of the snake catchers.
Pamela Ntombifuthi said,
"Myeni thanks Nick for rescuing the mamba and for making sure that the community is safe."
Val Tweedie added,
"Oh wow Nick, that is a BIG MAMBA. I cannot wait for your TV series."
Sharman Collins joked:
"Oh no, what a size, ten you don't tell us how big it was [sic]. Shoo you just ruined the friendship keeping me in suspense like that."
In other reptile-related news, 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 that he managed to bag the mammoth beast by using only one hand.
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