Brit student killed by Black Mamba
A BRIT student training to be a safari guide in South Africa, died after being bitten by a Black Mamba snake, an inquest heard.
Nathan Layton, 28, was helping catch the reptile after it was discovered in a corridor at the Wildlife College in Hoedspriut, South Africa where he and his girlfriend had embarked on a year long course.
A member of staff caught the snake in a tupperware box but the fanged reptile struck as Nathan was helping to transfer it into a glass jar.
The inquest in Dunstable, Beds, was told that Nathan didn’t realise he was bit.
But within an hour, he was complaining of blurred vision and then collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest.
Coroner David Morris said: “It’s a great tragedy.”