- One of South Africa's best snake catchers recently headed online to share how he caught two mambas in the space of 10 minutes
- In his Facebook post, Jason Arnold recalls how he was called by a local resident who had spotted a large mamba in his yard, then another after that
- Many snake fans soon headed to the comment section to commend Mr Arnold on his great catches for the day
Jason Arnold, aka the Snake Man, recently headed to his Facebook page to share the story of how he captured two large black mambas in the space of only 10 minutes. It all when after he received a call from a local man who had spotted a black mamba in his yard.
"At around 15h00 today I received a call from a resident in the Redcliffe area. He had been given my number by the Reaction Unit South Africa control room. He explained to me that he believed he had a large Black Mamba under a tarpaulin in his yard.
"The man stated that when he grabbed hold of an edge of the tarpaulin, he felt something soft and rubbery and realised he had grabbed hold of a coil of a large grey snake that had obviously taken cover under the tarpaulin.
"With that, he dropped everything and called for help and kept an eye on the area from a distance until I arrived. The snake was safely caught and will be released in a suitable area far away from human habitation. The snake was a male Black Mamba of about 2.3 metres," he wrote.
He then goes on to explain that he received another call from another resident in the area who had also spotted a mamba in their yard and sooner rather than later he was on his way to make his second big catch of the day.
"Whilst still on the call, the reaction officer informed me that their control centre had just received a call from a resident also in the Redcliffe area who reported a 2-metre-long green snake in their home.
"We responded out there immediately and arrived at the home a couple minutes later. I was gobsmacked to find a Green Mamba under a table in their lounge. Green Mambas do not occur in the Verulam area and had to have accidentally "hitched" a ride to the area in somebody's car," he explained.
His fans had this to say in the comment section:
Chrystal Hutton Erasmus said:
"Oi, such close calls for the residents but luckily everyone is safe. Natal is for the brave nê Iqbal & Wilna."
Lu-Anne McSweeney said:
"You're having a ball with all these mambas! Great stuff Jay!"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a local snake catcher, Jason Arnold, aka the Snake Man, recently recounted how he worked cleverly to capture a three-metree-long black mamba that was hiding in a ceiling vent in Bellamont Road in Umdloti.
"Took a few days to get the Black Mamba in the ceiling in Bellamont Road in Umdloti. The ceiling was not the type that a person could get into, and we didn't want to break the ceiling boards either. So after a couple of failed attempts, I decided to trap it - And it worked a charm. It is a young male snake (not even 3 years old) measuring just over 2 metres long."
Many of his fans headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on his big catch and his clever plan to trap the snake.
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