Thrilling cobra call-out for Nick Evans

Thrilling cobra call-out for Nick Evans

Season 2 of our popular podcast series, Snake Rescue with Nick Evans, kicks off with a bang with Nick being called to a south Durban home for a brown snake under a patio. Little did he know at the time, it was to become one of his most exciting call-outs ever.

Snake Rescue's Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Nick Evans

In spring time, Nick and his friend Duncan Slabbert (pictured below) were in the Paradise Valley area, removing a Black Mamba from a garden. While packing up, Nick got a call for what sounded like a Mozambique Spitting Cobra, hiding in a gap in the concrete, under a patio in Queensburgh.

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It was actually a woman's 'smoking area' at home - which was clearly no longer a relaxing place for her!

When Nick arrived, he shone his torch into the gap, and saw a large Mozambique Spitting Cobra.

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Then, Nick realised that this wasn't just one large Mozambique Spitting Cobra, but two!

But, as Nick soon discovered, to his absolute amazement, it was not just two!

Called out for Mozambique Spitting Cobras
Nick Evans

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Meanwhile, in a previous episode, Nick Evans was called by a man he’d met a year or two earlier. ‘Help, there’s a snake under my sofa!’ – he told Nick.

“I’d met this guy a snake awareness talk that I had done at his place of work. He’d told me he hunted snakes. He even had a horrific video of his dogs attacking a python. I tried convincing him to rather leave the snakes alone, and if there was ever a situation where the snake needed to be removed, to call me,” recalls Nick.

“I wasn't sure if I had managed to convince him back then. But when he called about a large snake in his house, I was so delighted!”

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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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