- Snake handler Jason Arnold recently responded to a call at a home in Reservoir Hills where the family spotted a brown snake near their car
- Arnold shared a 13-minute-long video on YouTube of him rescuing a one-metre long cobra
- At the end of the video, Arnold confirms that the snake is a male and shares a pretty cool close-up of the serpent
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Snake handler Jason Arnold was recently called out to a home in Reservoir Hills, KZN after the family spotted a brown snake going into their car. Arnold shared a 13-minute video of his capture of the cobra.
Arnold said he was called out to the area after the family saw a large brown snake. In the video, Arnold says that from the description he was given, the snake could've been a Mozambique spitting cobra.
After searching for the snake, Arnold managed to extract the one-metre long cobra from the workings of the family's car. He confirmed that it was a male cobra.
Take a look at the video below:
Arnold shared the video to his Facebook page and the reactions were that of grateful Saffas.
Susan Harvey Herbst wrote:
"Awesome, another safe catch. Looks like you and Andre Smit had fun today Jason."
Amy Cooper Arnold said:
Cheryl Warren commented:
Ruth Barclay added:
"I find Jason Arnold's videos fascinating!!"
In other snake-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a black mamba found in a kid's hamster cage. Snakes have been appearing in the oddest places recently. In a recent case, a black mamba was found in a hamster cage after eating the occupant.
Snake-rescuer Nick Evans was called to a home in Glenwood, Durban to meet the mamba. In a post uploaded to Facebook, Evans said a young man had gone to check on his little sister's Russian dwarf hamster but to his surprise, there was no hamster - just a young black mamba.
Evans added that he had never caught a mamba in a hamster cage before. The post was uploaded a few weeks ago and the comments from concerned Durbanites are still rolling in. Nick ended off the scary post with a little joke:
"A Russian dinner, probably a first for this snake."
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