Black mambas are among the most venomous. Their bites are sure to cause death if not treated immediately. Nick Evans, a snake catcher from South Africa, has expertly caught such a venomous back mamba. Nick caught the massive snake from a backyard in the Greater Durban area.
The owner called Nick after seeing the snake in the backyard and screaming. After learning that a large black snake had come to eat the kittens, Nick confirmed that it must be the Black Mamba. Although venomous, black mambas are quick to hide from humans. They tend to bite only when there is no other way to hide. Nick felt that the snake would pass by the time he reached the house where he found it, as it is a species capable of traveling at 12.5 miles per hour.
So Nick had informed a friend near that area and asked him to reach there as soon as possible. But by this time, seeing the snake, the nearby residents ran and made noise, and it escaped from there. Everyone was terrified of not catching the snake, but Nick was sure it would come back the next day because of the presence of the kittens. As expected, the Black Mamba returned the next day, but this time Nick was there determined to catch it. But the snake found shelter inside a pile of wood piled among the bushes. Congestion of goods and extreme heat hindered the capture of the snake.
He also roped in some of the local residents to ensure that the snake did not escape through the other side of the woodshed. It wasn’t until he moved a few pieces of wood that Nick realized how big the snake was. The snake, which was trying to move towards the center of the pile of wood, was trapped by removing the sticks from all four sides. Finally, after much effort, Nick got hold of the snake’s neck with a stick-like tool in his hand.
But by this time the snake had completely wrapped its body around a piece of wood. Thinking that this was his chance, Nick got into its head and made the snake unable to bite. The snake was nine feet long and weighed nearly three kilograms. Black mamba’s favorite food is kittens. Black mambas can sense their presence from great distances. Nick explained that the snake came to the backyard for the same reason.
English Summary: Black Mamba Caught