Nick Evans to the rescue as hungry mamba sniffs out pet birds

Nick Evans to the rescue as hungry mamba sniffs out pet birds

In the latest Snake Rescue podcast with Nick Evans, he has a challenging and stressful time trying to retrieve a Black Mambas from a Durban family’s parakeet cage. The snake had hoped for a snack but got stuck in the cage. 

Hungry black mamba sniffs out pet birds
Nick Evans

Black Mambas do enjoy a bird or two for lunch. When this mamba sniffed out caged parakeets, it couldn't resist popping in for a meal.

However, it all went wrong for the snake. Not only did it not catch a meal, but it managed to get itself stuck!  This was quite a challenging and stressful rescue for Nick Evans!

Listen to the story below.

Hungry mamba sniffs out pet birds
Nick Evans

Nick's reassurance to bird owners: "Multiple birds were kept in multiple properties bordering a valley (mamba habitat). A mamba visitor was inevitable. Please don't panic if you have a pet bird, especially if you do not live on a property bordering a reserve or valley, as the chance of a mamba coming for it is slim."

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Meanwhile, the highly venomous black mamba snakes don't usually inspire much laughter in those who come across them. However, in the crazy world of Snake Rescue's Nick Evans, this was the case one evening in Durban. Listen to the podcast below.

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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 in the Greater Durban area. Email him if you'd like to find out about his educational talks. 

Main image courtesy of Nick Evans

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