- A South African snake catcher, Nick Evans, has shared a viral video of a snake, black mamba versus chickens
- Nick Evans describes the mamba rescue mission as electrifying and explains how he got to know about the crawling creature
- The video has left many South Africans thrilled while some have credited the seasoned snake catcher, Nick Evans' calmness
A video of a black mamba trying to feast on unsuspecting chickens is causing a stir on social media and has left interesting reactions from the South Africans.
The video was captured and posted on Facebook by Nick Evans who is a snake rescuer, he says the video is a result of a combination of surveillance camera and GoPro footage.
In the video, titled 'Mamba and Roosters', the black mamba is seen invading a spot seemingly reserved for the chickens, but the serpent is seen looking for cover just as the rescuers arrive on the scene. Evans wrote on Facebook:
“A combination of surveillance camera and GoPro footage showing one of my most thrilling rescues in a while - with a few laughable moments, afterwards.
“A homeowner in the Bellair area had walked past a screen showing her surveillance camera angles when this large Black Mamba caught her eye! My friend and research partner, Dr. Cormac Price, happened to be with me that day, and the two of us rushed to the property. The catch was challenging, and at one point, electrifying.”
Taking a look at the comment section, @Sheryl Anne Kotiah thought the chickens and the snake were friends.
“I think the chickens and the mamba were friends. Good one Nick. Well done “
@William Wormald said:
“Now that had my pulse racing too - not helped by the dramatic music I happened to have on.”
Sandee Campbell-Scheidegger said:
“OMG you are fearless Nick! So love watching your rescues -thank you for sharing with us.”
@June Welch said:
“Chickens are definitely not chicken with that snake.”
@Jana Pepin expressed her analysis of the rescue mission:
“My word, you two are running and crawling around like you are looking for a hamster and not one of the deadliest snakes.”
Hee took to Facebook to retell the tale of how he managed to capture the massive python that was attempting to kill and eat a goat on a nearby farm.
Evans is a well-known snake catcher and rescuer from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and has been in the business for six years, he has learned that the slithering serpents are actually more scared of us than we are of them.
Evans previously said that he's heard that black mambas are aggressive but believes that they're just trying to get away to safety.
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