Boom­slang spot­ted on beach

The Citizen (KZN) - - News -

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

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

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