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Entering Kruger National Park through the Malelane Gate, Robin Clanahan decided to take a short drive to Skukuza. About 10km on Robin spotted two snakes doing a strange dance.


After a closer look, she soon realised that she was watching two black mambas that were either mating or fighting.

The snakes, in their samba-like dance, came really close to Robin’s car. She estimated that the snakes were about 4.5m long. Black mambas sightings are really rare, and when one does see one it’s usually only for a couple of seconds as it crosses the road. One thing is for sure, Robin was extremely lucky, two black mambas is truly a unique bush experience!


To read about a first hand experience of a mamba bite, see: Snakebite! 

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