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.
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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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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