Snake Season slithers back onto SA screens

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Nick Evans in Snake Season. (Photo: PPL°WX - People'sWeather)
Nick Evans in Snake Season. (Photo: PPL°WX - People'sWeather)
  • Snake Season is back with more action, excitement, and venomous snakes.
  • The second season, which airs on the People'sWeather channel on DStv, sees some tense moments and challenging rescues.
  • One of the highlights include two double black mamba captures.

Following the success of the adrenaline-filled Snake Season on People'sWeather last year, KwaZulu-Natal snake expert Nick Evans and his and brave cameraman Tyrone Marcus return for a second series, starting on PPL°WX - People'sWeather (DStv 180 and Openview 115) on Monday, 17 May at 18:00.

The new 8-part second season revs up the excitement as Nick outwits some of the country’s most venomous and deadly snakes, with added action as Tyrone enters the fray bringing his behind-the-scenes footage of the rescues to life.

Nick, with his inimitable calm demeanour, dry wit and enthusiasm, takes viewers through some jaw-dropping snake rescues, all packed with loads of nervous hilarity.

"It was as if the humans all went into Covid lockdown and the snakes stuck their heads out and said hello!" says Nick, who runs KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

"We had a bumper season of rescuing countless dangerous snakes, and while more people being in lockdown at home led to an increase in sightings, we also began filming at a time when snakes are very active, with a good rainy season and some hot weather."

Snake Season 2 is packed with many tense moments as well as challenging rescues that include climbing a tree; walking on an about-to-collapse asbestos roof; deconstructing a tiled roof whilst in the middle of a double mamba capture, or searching for an African Python in driving rain in tall grass and thick mud.

There’s also a surprise marriage proposal for Nick, whose skills at rescuing black mambas in Chatsworth impressed an onlooker, a proliferation of gravid (pregnant) snakes, and a number of baby snakes born on camera.

Nick Evans and cameraman Tyrone Marcus
Nick Evans and cameraman Tyrone Marcus. (Photo: PPL°WX - People'sWeather)

"Highlights include two double black mamba captures, saving a dog that had been bitten by a black mamba, being spat at by a Mozambique spitting cobra and finding those gravid snakes," says Nick.

"We love the authenticity and the relatable local flavour of Snake Season and so does our audience," says Stephan Le Roux, CEO of People’sWeather.

"Both Nick and Tyrone are so unassuming and completely focused on helping snakes survive by doing what they love, which makes for great content and certainly appeals to our viewers."

Snake Season 2 will premiere on PPL°WX - People'sWeather (DStv 180 and Openview 115)  from Monday, 17 May at 18:00. The series will be shown over two weeks with new episodes daily from Monday to Thursday at 18:00 and 21:00 with a repeat at 10:30 and 14:00 the following day. There will also be an omnibus aired on the weekend.

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