Large and fast!

This Mozambique Spitting Cobra is one of the largest snakes I have ever captured and released. I caught her on Thursday at Thanda House and I released her at one of the Mduna river crossings in Thanda’s western part. 

She was very ‘active’ during capture and quite defensive during the release. My normal release procedure did not work as she spat venom copiously and was quite stressed. So I did a ‘dip barrel’ release and then made sure she moved towards the river (a save place for her!). Job done!

PS: I have slowed down the video to 10% speed, otherwise the snake would be gone in a blink 🙂