WATCH | Boomslang rescued after it was found slithering on the shores of KZN beach

2020-02-12 15:48

A venomous boomslang has been rescued after it was found slithering on the shores of Winklespruit Beach, south of Durban.

WATCH | Bathroom window standoff between hungry boomslang and birds protecting nest

2020-01-14 15:38

Jason Arnold, from Universal Reptiles, has rescued a nest full of fledglings from a boomslang hiding in a window close by, waiting for his chance to strike. Watch.

WATCH | 2.4 metre black mamba removed from ceiling of Verulam home

2019-10-07 19:07

This black mamba, rescued from the roof of a KwaZulu-Natal home, was most likely there to dine on some rats, before dashing back to the bush, snake catcher Jason Arnold from Universal Reptiles told News24.

Escaped deadly cobra terrorises German town

2019-08-27 19:15

A deadly cobra was on the loose in the German town of Herne on Tuesday, with local residents told to keep their windows closed and steer clear of long grass.

Black mamba sightings: It's mating season, so 'call the professionals'

2019-06-20 05:33

It is normal for people to see many black mambas this time of year and residents should call professional handlers if they encounter one, the KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation advises.

Frogs are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign the 6th mass extinction is hitting one group of creatures hardest

2019-06-08 10:51

Up to 40% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Here are 15 rare species of frogs, geckos, and snakes caught colourfully on camera.

A man was bitten in the face by a snake, and the horrifying moment was captured on a doorbell cam

2019-05-08 17:54

On Sunday, a man in Lawton, Oklahoma was bitten in the face by a snake when visiting his a friend. The footage of the bite is scary.

WATCH: Mozambique spitting cobra keeps Durban neighbourhood on its toes

A 1.4m Mozambique spitting cobra was captured outside a house in Verulam, Durban, on Tuesday.

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There’s one only lab in South Africa that produces snake antivenom – which it makes inside horses

2018-10-08 06:27

The injection that could save your life if you are bitten by a rinkhals, or black mamba, black widow spider, starts its journey in the blood of a horse.

WATCH: Moment 2-metre long snake is found in London street

2018-07-19 10:21

There was a small measure of pandemonium in London’s Stepney Street when pedestrians spotted a two-metre long snake.


WATCH | Ssssnack time: Two-metre black mamba found at Durban business premises after it had 'a biggish meal'

2020-01-15 06:09

Snake catcher Jason Arnold was called out to rescue a 2.1-metre black mamba, with a large bulge in its abdomen, curled up in a stack of pallets at a business premises in Verulam, Durban. Watch.

A pregnant python, which is 4 metres long and weighs 33kgs, has been rescued from a luxury KZN estate

2019-12-18 11:38

The python was rescued from a den under the stairs of a deck at the estate.

WATCH | Snakes alive: Durban family finds second slithery visitor on property in under 3 months

2019-09-30 17:34

A family in Westville, Durban, has a habit of attracting some unwelcome slithery visitors. Watch.

WATCH: 2.5m black mamba 'knocks' on sliding door in Verulam, KZN

2019-06-27 16:33

A black mamba has been caught on camera trying to enter a home in Verulam, north of Durban.

These are SA's top 3 wild animals responsible for sending victims to the ER

2019-06-18 18:30

Is it the lion? Is it the crocodile? Or is it the lumbering two-ton hippo? Turns out, it’s none of them.

‘Thank God I’m alive’, says man after killing mamba

2019-05-28 12:14

A Pietermaritzburg man got the fright of his life when he encountered a deadly black mamba while cycling on Sunday.

WATCH: Mozambique spitting cobra rears its head from North West toilet

2019-03-26 07:31

One Pretoria mom got much more than she bargained for during a recent trip to the North West, when a Mozambique spitting cobra unexpectedly reared its head from a toilet her daughter was using.

There's a snake on my stoep! This is how to handle slithery visitors

2018-10-17 14:22

Spring is snake season and the reptiles can be found anywhere - in bedrooms and kitchens and urban gardens. Here's what to do should you encounter a snake, or get bitten by one.


2018-07-31 15:15

CREATURES of every shape and size are living in terror in parts of Florida as massive snakes go on the rampage.

An airline passenger was caught trying to smuggle a python on a plane by hiding it inside a hard drive at Miami International Airport

2018-07-11 22:10

US transport safety officials stopped snake from "boarding" a plane in Miami after they found it was smuggled into a portable hard drive.

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