- TikTok video documents a snake's surprise appearance in an East London home, and Mzansi was out of there
- A child's terrified scream and the woman's reaction add a heart-stopping twist to the video
- Snake specialist explains that this slithering guest makes its way into many homes in SA
- Mzansi citizens are left in shock as the video has people admitting they’d pack up shop and set fire
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In a spine-chilling moment caught on TikTok, a South African woman in East London had her heart skip a beat when a snake unexpectedly paid a visit to her home.
No one wants a snake as an uninvited house guest, especially not someone who is terrified of them and has a child to protect.
East London woman has unwanted snake visitor
The video, uploaded by user @thalithamakalene, has sent shivers down the spines of viewers as it captures the moment a child screams, "There's a snake," causing panic in the household.
The video, filled with tension and drama, captures the very essence of a snake-related emergency. As the child's scream echoes through the house, a state of panic ensues, creating a heart-pounding experience for those who watch.
Take a look:
Mzansi snake expert says this visitor is harmless
While the woman freaked, and rightfully so, Ralph Riggens from Ultimate Exotics says that these slithering guests make thei way into a lot of peoples home sin SA.
"It is a common Rhombic Night Adder (Causus rhombeatus). Probably the most common snake around homes in South Africa, they are primarily Frog feeders and will hunt toads down in and around homes close to wetland areas. They are venomous but not deadly, although bites are said to be extremely painful! Not a welcomed visitor for many "
Mzansi shares their fears in the comments
South African citizens were not loving this video. Many people admitted that their anxiety spiked just watching it.
Read the comments below:
"Remember, most snakes are harmless and play a vital role in our ecosystems. But I get the shock – this was intense!"
"I'd be running for the hills! Kudos to the person behind the camera for staying calm!"
"Pro tip: Always call a professional to handle unexpected snake visits. Safety first!"
"This is a reminder that South Africa's wildlife is always full of surprises."
"The woman's reaction was all of us. Snakes can be scary, no doubt!"
TikTok video of snake settled inside car gets 1.8m views, peeps horrified by serpent’s hiding spot
In related news, Briefly News reported that a viral video of a long snake left people scared. A post shows how the viper was comfortable in someone's vehicle.
The video of the viper in the car received thousands of likes. There were also hundreds of comments from people who thought the snake looked scary.
@tonymorales2201 posted a video of a man taking out a snake. In the clip, the viper was in the vehicle's AC box.
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Source: Briefly News