Black Mamba in the shower

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl. USA)

Mamba 1

Mamba 1

As many of you know, Sherry and I are hooked on Africa progressing from our first trip (a once in a lifetime) of two weeks to where we now take two 5 to 6 week trips a year, and will be back again in a few months. This initial statement is to re-assure everyone that while this did occur it is not common nor was it particularly dangerous (the snake is very dangerous this event wasn't). OK the disclaimer in now complete.

We were staying in one of the rest camps with an outdoor shower. While we don't use this item it is there. Outside our unit, they were cutting the very tall grass. I looked out through the sliding glass door and what did I see - ah come on you already know! A black Mamba about a 2 meters long. It immediately crawled up into the privacy fence, while I went for a camera. These shots were taken through the glass.

Bottom line, this is Africa and you need to be aware of your surroundings.

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May 10, 2014
A shower meeting
by: Jenny

Now this is a guy I would not like to meet in my shower. Glad you took the pics through the glass, they came out very well Bob.

May 08, 2014
Scary stuff!
by: Geoff

We don't mind meeting up with the puff adder, cape cobra or boom slang but the black mamba is the one we have nightmares about bumping into! Glad you survived the encounter.

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