The snake Nick Evans gets 20 monthly calls about

The snake Nick Evans gets 20 monthly calls about

Most of the snakes around Durban are mostly inactive due to it being winter. So while we wait for them to wake up, Nick Evans is bringing you Snake Rescue Extra - where we find out about Durban and KZN's most common snakes. This week, Nick spotlights the little snake he gets up to 20 call outs a month over:  the spotted bush snake. 

spotted bush snake
Nick Evans

Often mistaken for the green mamba or boomslang, the spotted bush snake is a very common snake in the greater Durban area and through most of coastal KwaZulu-Natal. In fact, it is so common that snake rescuer, Nick Evans, gets about ten to twenty calls in the summer months for it.

Nick describes it as "one of our prettiest snakes" in his latest podcast. He says the fact that it is non-venomous makes it even more lovable.

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Nick Evans

Believe it or not, many people have asked the question, "Can this snake eat my cat or my Jack Russell?"

Listen to Nick's response to that question in the podcast below:

Spotted bush snake
Nick Evans

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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