WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban

WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban Photos: Facebook/NickEvans

WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban

WATCH as a 2.3m long Black Mamba was recently caught in an informal settlement in the Shallcross area of Durban.

WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban

WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban Photos: Facebook/NickEvans

A 2.3m long Black Mamba was recently caught in an informal settlement in the Shallcross area of Durban

WATCH AS THIS 2.3M LONG BLACK MAMBA WAS CAUGHT 

Snake rescuer Nick Evans said he went to an informal settlement in the Shallcross area of Durban to remove a Black Mamba which had been seen four days in a row in the same tree. 

WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban
WATCH: A 2.3m long Black Mamba caught in Durban Photo: Facebook/NickEvans

RESIDENTS SPOTTED THE SNAKE IN THE SAME TREE FOR FOUR DAYS 

“As you will see, I was unpleasantly surprised to see that this tree was growing on the edge of the Umhlatuzana River. 

“Much like all of our rivers, this river is horrifically polluted, a hazard to people and wildlife, and a disgrace, really. Snakes empty their bowels on me all the time. I don’t really mind. Human waste- no, thank you. I am so, so grateful to the community for calling and for their positive attitude. A great bunch of people, which I was happy to help.” 

Nick Evans

LAST MONTH A BEAST OF BLACK MAMBA WAS CAUGHT 

Nick said the mamba was a male, measuring 2.3m in length.

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Last month, Evans caught a beast of a black MAMBA who had a healthy appetite for kittens was caught in the Nazareth area.

He said a woman from the area informed him about the ‘big black snake’ that comes to eat kittens.

THE BLACK MAMBA HAD A HEALTHY APPETITE FOR KITTENS 

“I knew it would be a Black Mamba. I told her to call when she sees it again. Minutes later, I got a voice note from her with a lot of screaming, shouting that the snake was back. I thought this was odd. Too coincidental.

“How had it come so quickly? I wondered if it was a prank. Then, she sent a video. It was most definitely a Black Mamba, with an adult cat watching it. I couldn’t believe it!”

Nick Evans

THE MAMBA PANICKED AND WENT OUTSIDE

Nick said his friend Duncan Slabbert went over as he was close by.

“But with all the people panicking (understandably so), the snake did the same and went outside, and that was that, much to everyone’s disappointment. With the smell of kittens still there, we were sure it would come back.”

According to Nick, the mamba was 2.7m in length and close to 3kg.

“I got the tongs on its neck, although it managed to wrap its tail around pieces of wood, pulling itself hard. I let go to avoid it injuring itself, and it zipped across under more wood.

“I grabbed the tail and waited for the head to appear. When it did, I grabbed it and managed to restrain it successfully.”

Nick Evans