The birds go crazy over Westville Black Mamba

The birds go crazy over Westville Black Mamba

In this week’s Snake Rescue podcast with Nick Evans he returns to a property in Westville that he’s been called to numerous times before, to retrieve a very elusive Black Mamba from a cluster of trees. 

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On the site, he finds things a lot more difficult than anticipated as the snake moves between two properties; he encounters a very protective dog and gets a little help from the local birds who go crazy whenever they spot the snake.

Also read: A Spitting Cobra under the couch? Yikes… Nick to the rescue!

"I always get excited to see my friend Armstrong's number pop up on my call screen. Armstrong works as a gardener in Westville, and he occasionally finds mambas or cobras – usually mambas - on the property,” says Nick.

Also read: Nick wades into flooded, cockroach-infested room to rescue mamba

“This time, he had spotted another Black Mamba in a cluster of trees. It didn't sound like an easy catch, and as it turned out, it wasn't!”

Listen now below.

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Missed last week’s episode about a Spitting Cobra under a couch? 

Nick's organisation, KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, is a chapter of The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation.

Contact Nick on 072 809 5806 for information about snake removals. Email him if you'd like to find out about his educational talks. 


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