Construction Crew Stabs Black Mamba Found in Trash

In South Africa, construction workers repeatedly wounded a black mamba with a steel rod.

Nick Evans, a Greater Durban reptile instructor and snake removal business owner, came when construction workers noticed a "thick black snake"

Sub-Saharan black mambas eat mice, squirrels, rats, and birds. 

 In Durban, a metropolis of 3.7 million, reptiles clash with humans in locations where they find food.

Workers said the snake had a "black mouth," a sign of a black mamba. However, the extremely poisonous snakes only open their lips when threatened.

"I hear about black mouths regularly. Black mambas are uncommon. Evans: "I didn't give it much thought.

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