- Snake catcher Jason Arnold was called to the house of a "long-standing customer" earlier this month
- Arnold caught a massive 2.2-metre black mamba in the roof
- He revealed it was the fourth or fifth mamba he caught at the house over a period of three years
Snake catcher Jason Arnold shared a video on his YouTube page earlier this month showing a black mamba rescue in KwaZulu-Natal.
On 1 March, Arnold was called to the premises of a "long-standing customer" who knows what a black mamba looks like.
He wrote online:
"When I got there, he had been watching it carefully and it had made itself very comfortable in an overhanging loop of waterproofing roof plastic. The plastic had been nailed to the wooden roof boards, so I had to cut the plastic loose from the nails to expose its coils."
Arnold revealed the snake was much larger than he expected and he ended up catching a female black mamba measuring at least a whopping 2.2-metres. Arnold is a seasoned snake catcher and he has relocated many black mambas before.
However, what makes the incident even scarier for those of us who are dead afraid of snakes is that it's not the first mamba he caught at that exact house, or even the second or third!
"I've caught about four or five black mambas from his house over the last three or so years. So when he calls and says 'I have another black mamba here', I know for sure it's definitely a black mamba."
Take a look at the video below:
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another one of Arnold's rescues. He was called to remove a massive black mamba from a house and was touched by the family's poor living conditions.
Arnold did not charge the family his normal fee and decided to share their story online. In an update, Arnold revealed Mzansi pulled together to help the struggling family. South Africans not only donated a new couch to the family but they also gave them money.
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