- Snake rescuer, Nick Evans, took to Facebook to post how he discovered a black mamba after the large snake scared a couple of people allegedly attempting to break into someone's house
- According to Nick, the suspects "bumped" into the snake at the bottom of the property they were trying to gain entry into
- After the snake was discovered, Nick was called to the scene to capture the reptile, who he says went ballistic while being secured
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If you ever wondered how to stop house robbers right in their tracks, a big black mamba might just be the answer. Facebook user and snake rescuer, Nick Evans can attest to this.
The brave man recently took to Facebook to described how he courageously took on a large black mamba which had been hiding behind a big rock on the grounds of a house.
Bizarrely, the snake had only been discovered by some house robbers being chased by police for attempting to break into the home. Nick, who seems to enjoy a good snake chase and catch, excitedly shared the story to his Facebook page.
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"My longest mamba drought (about 8 weeks) finally came to an end yesterday in quite some style. Police in the neighbourhood were chasing suspects who were trying to break into a home. As they got to the bottom of the property, they bumped into a large black mamba! I only wish I was watching this happen!"
He then went on to share how his decision to start the chase on bare feet may have been a poor one after stepping on some tree branches, but that crisis was quickly averted after his friend Wynand lent him a pair of shoes.
After what he describes as a bit of a struggle, he was finally able to capture the thug-stopping snake to be released outside of any urban area, but not before a few snaps for Facebook of course.
Facebook users joined in on the fun and congratulated Nick on his big catch.
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Here are a few of their comments.
Sarel van der Merwe said:
"Nice one Nick, well done."
While @Larissa Bhagwandin poked some fun at him for not wearing any shoes:
"Lovely capture, but for the love of everything good in this world wear shoes."
Meanwhile, if you're feeling anxious about accidentally "bumping" into a snake underneath your home, don't worry as Briefly.co.za previously shared some info about which snakes are harmful and not harmful.
South Africa is a country with some of the most dangerous serpents in the world. Small children and the elderly, so far, have been found to be more susceptible to bites from snakes, and while some lives have been lost in the process, it is worth noting that a snake bite does not necessarily have to kill.
This is why once you get familiar with the classes of these South African snakes, how they behave, when they are most likely to strike and all of that, you will know what to do in every instance.
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