Snake Rescue

Snake Rescue with Nick Evans is an adrenalin-fuelled podcast series which follows Nick on his exciting snake rescue adventures in the Greater Durban area. As you'll hear, Durban is home to some of the most dangerous snakes in the world. With a population of over 3.5 million people, and many snakes around, human/snake conflict is a common occurrence, and snakes end up being found in some strange places! It's Nick's job to safely remove these misunderstood animals. There are always challenges and risks involved though. To be part of Nick’s adventures, listen to this podcast.

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A snake that can spit and play dead - how awesome!

The Rinkhals is a highly venomous snake that occurs in our species-rich province, and if you like visiting the Midlands and Drakensberg, is one you should know about. Nick Evans shares all we need to know about this snake - from bites to poison in your eyes and its sneaky habit of laying dead.

Common myths and beliefs about snakes

There's no doubt that snakes are feared around the world, but most of the time, this is caused by the many myths and beliefs that are spread. Ever heard that snakes move in pairs or as a family? Is this true? This is one of the beliefs that seasoned snake catcher Nick Evans discusses and many others on this episode of Snake Rescue Extra.

Snakebites: the do's and don't's

A snakebite is something the majority of people fear. It is listed as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, and affects thousands upon thousands of people throughout Africa each year.
In this podcast, Nick Evans discusses how bites happen; snakebites in KwaZulu-Natal; what to do and what not to do in the event of a snakebite, and more!

WARNING: Never pick up this snake!

Well, you should never pick up any snake that you come across. However, this snake, the Bibron's Stiletto Snake, is one you would seriously regret picking up. Every summer, Nick Evans gets many phone calls from people who have picked up a Stiletto Snake, thinking that it's harmless, and then wanting to know what it is. Shortly after, those who'd picked up the snake and received a bite, are in a lot of pain and end up in hospital. Listen to Nick talk about the Stiletto Snake in this latest edition of the Snake Rescue Extra podcast.

South Africa's most venomous snake!

Did you know, the snake with the most toxic venom, drop for drop, in South Africa, is not the Black Mamba? It is, in fact, the Boomslang! In this week's episode of Snake Rescue Extra, Nick Evans discusses the habits and venom of this highly venomous but shy snake.

If these 'Adder' snakes bite, go to the hospital immediately!

This week on Snake Rescue Extra snake expert Nick Evans looks at two of KZN's most common 'Adder' snakes; the Rhombic Night Adder and the Puff Adder, as he dispels myths and distinguishes the key differences between the two species. Although both snake bites are painful, bites by a Puff Adder can be fatal.

WARNING: You cannot keep this protected snake as a pet

South Africa's largest snake, the Southern African Python, is sadly on the protected species list due to illegal hunting. This week on Snake Rescue Extra, snake expert and podcast host Nick Evans issues a warning to those who kill or keep this snake as a pet. He also talks about the dangers of being bitten by one.

The deadly African snake that has its own pepper spray

Spring is around the corner and that means the spitting cobras are waking up. This week on Snake Rescue Extra, snake expert and podcast host Nick Evans provides insight and precautions to take when treating bites and venomous spit by the this snake

Please keep your dogs away from Black Mambas!

The Black Mamba is undoubtedly one of the most feared snakes in the world. This week on Snake Rescue Extra, snake expert and podcast host Nick Evans busts some common myths around these impressive snakes and warns about the dangers of you - or your animals - approaching them.

The snake Nick Evans can get 20 monthly calls about

Snakes around Durban are mostly inactive due to it being winter. So while we wait for them to wake up, Nick's bringing you Snake Rescue Extra - where we find out about Durban and KZN's most common snakes. This week, Nick spotlights the little snake he can get up to 20 call outs a month for: the spotted bush snake. Plus, learn how to spot the difference between the spotted bush snake, a green mamba and the boomslang. Nick also covers how you can get it to leave your property if it pays a visit this summer.

Valuable racing pigeons picked off by hungry mamba

A pigeon loft - a place a Black Mamba simply cannot refuse to visit!
Snake Rescue's Nick Evans received a call from a pigeon loft owner, at Mt Moreland on the KZN north coast, for an unwanted visitor: a Black Mamba!
Unfortunately for the owner, there were casualties already, so Nick needed to get there quickly.
"Fortunately for me and the mamba, this was an understanding pigeon loft owner, who wasn't going to kill the snake," says Nick.

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