VIDEO: Mamba found under living room couch in Avoca

The mamba was under a sleeper couch.

FROM the beginning of December to the end of February, there is no rest for Durban North’s snake man, Jason Arnold. The 39-year-old said he has received a number of call-outs for black mambas, considered to be one of Africa’s most dangerous and feared species. Arnold recently captured a mamba measuring 2.2 metres from a home in Avoca.

What is more he has rescued five mambas in the last week from Verulam, Avoca and Inanda.

In the latest video, Arnold rescued a mamba from Colbeck Road home.  The snake entered the home without being noticed, but fortunately the family’s pet dog picked up on it.

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“The dog had been barking frantically at something under a sleeper couch in the lounge, and this prompted the eldest child (about 10 years old) to kneel down and investigate. Little did he know he was about to come face to face with Africa’s most feared, respected and iconic snakes, the black mamba,” he said.

MAMBA ACTIVITY PEAKS !If you haven't already done so, now would be a good time to subscribe to my emergency response and removal service. For a mere R30 per home, per month.From now until the end of February, Mamba activity is at its peak. People are urged to be a little more aware during this time of year, especially when going into places like cluttered garden sheds/storerooms, lifting up pool pump covers or clearing clutter around the home or garden, etc. The uploaded video shows me capturing a 2.2m male Black Mamba from an Avoca family's home in Colbeck Road. The snake had entered the home without being noticed, but fortunately the family's pet dog picked up on it.The dog had been barking frantically at something under a sleeper couch in the lounge, and this prompted the eldest child (about 10 years old) to kneel down and investigate. Little did he know he was about to come face to face with Africas most feared, respected and iconic snakes… The Black Mamba. The family phoned and requested my assistance in capturing and removing it. Later on in the afternoon I removed another two meter Mamba from a home in Inanda, whilst Saturday had seen me remove a heavilly gravid (pregnant) two meter female from a home in Verulam. For 24 hour proffessional snake removals, give me a call. Save my number.Jason Arnold☎ 0827456375

Posted by Universal Reptiles on Tuesday, 5 December 2017

“From now until the end of February, mamba activity is at its peak. I urge residents to be a little more aware during this time of year, especially when going into places like cluttered garden sheds/storerooms, lifting up pool pump covers or clearing clutter around the home or garden.”

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