Python, black mamba rescued in one very busy afternoon

Python, black mamba rescued in one very busy afternoon

In this week’s Snake Rescue podcast with Nick Evans he rushes to a Hazelmere school, pre-lockdown, to attend to an injured python. Not long after that, he's called to rescue a black mamba from a Durban property. What a busy afternoon!

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‘It doesn’t rain, but it pours’ – is an expression we know well. And it was definitely the case one afternoon (a while before lockdown) when Snake Rescuer Nick Evans had two call-outs in the space of a few hours.

“It started with an upsetting call about a beautiful Southern African Python that found itself in a really dangerous situation at a school by Hazelmere Dam, in Verulam,” recalls Nick.

“It was in a bad way, and I was really worried!”

Listen below to the latest Snake Rescue to find out what happened with the python, and also how Nick’s later call – for a black mamba seen slithering behind a couch stored outside a Carrington Heights home, turned out.

Injured African Python

Update: The injured python was treated by Dr. Kerry Easson (Riverside Vet) and the Dangerous Creatures staff at uShaka Sea World, and later released by Nick into a safe environment.

PHOTOS|PODCAST: A Spitting Cobra under the couch? Yikes… Nick to the rescue!

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. 

Snake Rescues can be noisy

Above, a jackhammer had to be used to reach the black mamba at Carrington Heights.
Below, finally, the snake is rescued much to the relief of the family.Python, black mamba rescued in one very busy afternoon

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