|Picture source: nationalgeographic (Photograph by George Grall)|
Pretoria Zoo staff are still looking for a two-metre black mamba that escaped from its enclosure sometime last week. Click here to read the news report.
Meanwhile… The mamba’s Twitter account @ptablackmamba had the following to tweet:
“MAYBE if I’d gotten more love, I would have stayed!”
The mamba’s Twitter account, @ptablackmamba, said the two-metre snake was “trying to avoid the police” out of fear they might think it was from Mozambique.
By last night, the account drew 142 followers and, according to trendsmap.com, began “trending” on the site.
The snake has been on the lam since last Monday. The zoo’s marketing manager, Craig Allenby, said they think it might be lurking in the ceiling above its enclosure. “In all likelihood, it is confined to the service area behind the terrarium, including passages and the roof.” He said the zoo did not set up the Twitter account. On Facebook, they tried to reassure visitors that the risk was minimal.
Sources: www.witness.co.za (Afr.: Beeld)
Click here for a comprehensive guide about one of South Africa’s most dangerous snakes ;-) But, if you don’t think this is funny you may prefer a detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 (genuine) snakes indigenous to southern Africa: A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa