Spitting cobra captured

A feisty juvenile Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) captured in Makeni. To capture this one, Snakes Alive Zambia Education & Conservation (SAZI) had to almost destroy a lady's kitchen. She seemed to think removing the snake was more valuable than keeping her kitchen units in tact. It was grueling.

Removing snakes from places where they are not wanted is frequently neither glamorous, routine or neat. It can be hard work and messy, as snakes, like most wild creatures, are not cooperative and don't want to be captured. If they can escape, they will. If not, they will hide or try to defend themselves.

For those of you who experience the need to call a "snake remover", please spare a thought for the distance they travel and the amount of work they put in help you remain safe.

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Spitting cobra captured
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Snakes Alive Zambia Education & Conservation (SAZI) is a limited company that provides a service that is intended to educate participants, customers and clients by promoting the preservation of Zambian herpetofauna, as well as contribute to the conservation of the class of creature referred to as “reptilia”. Educational and conservation related activities take place in accordance with the Zambia Wildlife Act, 2015 and under the auspices of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.