- A snake catcher struggled to nab a large Black Mamba from a work premises
- To his surprise, one of the workers jumped in to help by holding onto the large reptile
- Footage of the capture was shared via social media and the worker was hailed as a hero
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Well-known snake catcher Nick Evans has often been lauded for saving the day following his many rescues of large reptiles.
On Wednesday, Evans shared a remarkable video via Facebook, which detailed a recent experience where he was called upon to capture a massive Black Mamba.
Evans captioned the post:
"This is a rescue that will last long in my memory!
"Earlier this month, I went to a scrap yard on the North Coast (which turned out to be my first of two visits there in May), for a Black Mamba in the roof of a storeroom.
"At one point, I was a bit stuck, and needed help. Up stepped Joe, one of the workers at the yard, who showed great bravery!"
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Briefly.co.za watched the video and Evans' surprise when Joe volunteered to hold onto the Mamba's tail was clear to see.
It was a fine balancing act, as Evans was high up on a ladder while trying to lure the snake out of the ceiling.
The amazing video can be viewed below:
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Briefly.co.za noted some of the positive responses, as many lauded Joe for his bravery.
Vinesh Badri said,
"A whole new meaning to snake and ladder, well done guys."
Barry Glaysher added,
"Oh my god, the second guy pulling on the mama's tail!!! No way."
Brigette Potgieter said,
"My stomach was in my throat. Good one Joe and Nick!"
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that with nerves of steel, snake catcher Jason Arnold wrestled a Mozambique spitting cobra out of his friend's house.
The deadly reptile was found relaxing in the entertainment area.
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