- Well-known snake catcher, Nick Evans, was given a bit of a scare while releasing a black mamba back into the wild recently
- The agitated snake charged at him as a warning to stay away before it returned into the bushes
- Some social media users were intimidated by the sheer strength and force with which the snake leapt
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A black mamba decided to give a snake catcher a final farewell as it was being released recently. In a video shared on social media, the serpent can be seen charging towards it capturer before turning and slithering away.
KZN snake catcher, Nick Evans recently rescued a black mamba in Stanger, just north of Durban. The feisty snake made sure he would always remember it.
"The day before releasing it, I took it out to collect data on it (DNA, measurements etc). Joelle (my wife) and I got a bit of a fright when doing so, because it went ballistic! It was cold when I caught it, so I didn't experience it's true irritation."
When Evans and his friend went to release the snake, the agitated reptile charged at them. According to the snake expert, the mamba was not attacking them as it had no intention to bite.
"It was merely a warning, and a super impressive one at that!"
Social media users were not quite as amused. Facebook user Stephanie Martin said:
"You guys are very brave. I would still be running."
Deirdre Houston Nee Moir said:
"A feisty one! Such strength! I bet the two of you really enjoyed that though. Well done, guys."
Ang Davis Walsh said:
"Wow I didn't know they can jump so high like that. Jjeeeeyyysssshhh"
Bronwyn Baillon said:
"Keep up the good work and stay safe."
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that a snake catcher described the terrifying moment of catching a massive 2.8-metre mamba. Jason Arnold was called out several times to catch a black mamba that had been terrorising a community. However, the snake kept evading him and he spent in total about 15 hours trying to catch the serpent. Arnold finally succeeded and he detailed the exhausting and dangerous catch on Facebook.
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