Boomslang spotted on beach
KwaZulu-Natal snake expert Nick Evans said he had never seen a snake on the beach before, let alone a boomslang. Nobody knows if the boomslang spotted on Winklespruit Beach on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday was a beach bum or simply wanted to learn how to surf.
“Apparently this snake was seen going into the waves for a swim multiple times, but this exhausted it. It was then mostly moving along the sand,” said snake catcher Evans.
“When I arrived, the gorgeous snake was sprawled out just above the point of where the waves wash in. I’ve never seen a snake on the beach. It looked shattered! It also looked very disorientated and confused as to where the heck it was. It was about 50 metres or so from the nearest vegetation, which was back across the sand.”
Evans picked the exhausted snake up in his tongs and released it safely along a river.
– Caxton News Service