- Snake catcher Nick Evans caught five deadly black mambas in one day with some of the captures being very tricky
- Capturing a snake, like a black mamba, can be very dangerous and Nick risks life and limb by doing so
- He shared his exploits on social media and posted images of all the snakes he caught that day
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Durban based snake catcher, Nick Evans has had a busy day last week in which he broke his personal best for catching snakes in a single day.
He bagged five black mambas in one day. The first one was stuck under a wendy house and was difficult to get out, bearing in mind this is a deadly reptile and the smallest mistake could be fatal.
The second snake catching request came while he was busy trying to wrestle the mamba out from under the wendy house. Fortunately, it was literally across the road.
This snake was in a bathroom, when he opened the bathroom door he was immediately confronted by the snake. He was quite shocked that there were two snakes so close together.
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However, his day was about to get a lot busier. The third black mamba was in a tree and was very difficult and dangerous to get to. The snake was wrapped around branches and with great difficulty and some choice words, he was able to secure the snake.
Nick had been up since four in the morning and had not been able to eat a thing. He stopped for a bite to eat and his lunch was interrupted by a call about a Mozambique Spitting Cobra which turned out to be a false alarm.
The fourth snake was trapped in a disconnected fridge, his one was easy, the snake was lethargic after just eating a rat. It was quite a small one.
He thought his day was over but later he was called out to a property he'd been to many times. There were two mambas in the area he was after. He found one, it was shedding and couldn't see properly but it was also slippery which makes it more dangerous.
What a crazy day for Nick Evans.
No, South Africans, a 6m long black mamba was not found in Nelspruit
Earlier, Briefly News reported that an image of an extremely long snake on the side of a road has gone viral - again. According to the moderator of Snakes of Southern Africa, Peter Gillatt, this serpent is not real and comes from a driver awareness campaign in Australia over a decade ago.
Nevertheless, peeps seem to enjoy causing hype online and so the image has been reshared. Twitter user @JuniorMkhonto claimed that it was a six-and-a-half metre-long black mamba found in Karino, Nelspruit.
This claim is extremely far-fetched as, according to Guinness World Records, the longest species of venomous snakes are the King Cobras and they grow between three and four metres long. The longest venomous snake on record was 5.71m long.
Source: Briefly News