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LOOK: Green mamba visits Port Shepstone primary school as pupils began leaving after the final bell

A green mamba caught in the parking area of a Port Shepstone primary school as the children were leaving at the end of the school day. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

A green mamba caught in the parking area of a Port Shepstone primary school as the children were leaving at the end of the school day. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

Published May 19, 2022

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Durban - A green mamba took a wrong turn and slithered into a primary school in the Oslo Beach area of Port Shepstone on the KZN south coast on Tuesday during school hours.

Snake catcher Sarel van der Merwe said he received a call from a teacher from Suid Natal Primary School for assistance with a green mamba.

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He said as the school pupils came out after the final bell rang, they spotted a green mamba that had slithered across the road onto the school's property and into the parking area.

A green mamba caught in the parking area of a Port Shepstone primary school as the children were leaving at the end of the school day. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

“The one teacher phoned me and (said they) were keeping the kids away from the snake,” said Van der Merwe.

After the snake was captured, Van der Merwe joked: “I think the mamba was coming for extra classes after school.”

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A green mamba caught in the parking area of a Port Shepstone primary school as the children were leaving at the end of the school day. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

Meanwhile last week, Van der Merwe said he caught a green mamba playing hide and seek behind a koi pond in Hibberdene.

“It was very windy and the green mamba female was looking for shelter and went behind a koi pond that was spotted by the owner. After I removed a pot plant I spotted her playing hide and seek,” he said.

A green mamba found hiding behind a koi pond in Hibberdene. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

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A green mamba found hiding behind a koi pond in Hibberdene. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.
A green mamba found hiding behind a koi pond in Hibberdene. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

Earlier this month, he removed two green mambas that were caught at different properties on the same night during load shedding.

Van der Merwe said the green mamba was in Hibberdene in a complex.

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A green mamba found at a complex in Hibberdene. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

He said after catching the snake, he headed to Pumula where a green mamba got into a house.

“After searching all over the scullery where the homeowner said it went in, I couldn't find it and then I started to look just outside the scullery and there it was, in a cane furniture drawer,” he said.

Van der Merwe said both the family and their tenants were happy to see the snake removed.

A green mamba found in a cane furniture drawer inside a house in Pumula during load shedding. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

A green mamba found in a cane furniture drawer inside a house in Pumula during load shedding. Picture: Sarel van der Merwe.

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