- A young man recently got the shock of his life after a snake slithered into his room while he was taking a nap
- The Snake Man, aka Nick Evans, shared how he was called to the rescue and eventually got the job done
- South Africans were left super creeped out by the story as they imagined something similar happening to them
South African snake catcher, Nick Evans, who is also known as The Snakeman, recently shared a hair-raising story about how he was called to rescue a young man after a large black mamba slithered into his room.
"On Friday afternoon, I received a call from a panicked young man who said that a long, thick, black snake had slithered into his bedroom, in the Welbedacht area.
"According to him, he was having an afternoon nap when he was awoken by the sound of things being knocked over on the floor of his bedroom. He sat up, looked down, and there was this black mamba, making its way into his room," his post read.
Evans then goes on to excitedly explain how the snake managed to evade capture a number of times but eventually was caught after it tried to hide near a wardrobe that was in the teenager's bedroom.
"I had the caller and his friend standing on a couch, being my second and third set of eyes. Then, they saw it come out the other side of the wardrobe, and it was now under the bed next door. I rushed around to grab it, but it was too quick for me and bolted back to the initial side.
"It then tried to hide in the gap between the wardrobe and the wall, a small gap, and this is where I managed to capture it. I stood on the one bed, and pulled the head-end out with my tongs, pinning it down quickly," he said.
His many fans had this to say about the post:
Charmaine Hogan Archak said:
"That poor guy - it will probably take him a while to go to sleep in his bed without feeling uneasy."
June Welch said:
"Wow, poor guy. I would not like any snake slithering over me anytime."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a local snake catcher, Jason Arnold, aka the Snakeman, recently recounted how he worked cleverly to capture a three-metre-long 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 three years old) measuring just over two metres long."
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