20 Jan Snakes in the City (S7)
Snakes in the City (S7)
The wild is a tough place to live. I wouldn’t want to sleep outside, even in the best of weather. Is it any wonder then that snakes wander into people places?
Snakes sailing into human habitation can cause quite the stir. A deadly forest cobra crashes a wedding after it didn’t get an invite. A mother python lays her eggs in a cosy little nook, and protects it against all dangers, children included. The blackest nights bring forth the darkest creatures, like a deadly black mamba who found a cosy attic to sleep in.
Trying to remove one of these slithering serpents on your own is a sure-fire way of scoring a hospital holiday. Luckily, there are people you can call, like Simon and Sioux.
They’ve spent decades removing nope ropes from cosy houses and releasing them back into the dangerous wilds where they belong. Saving civilization against danger noodles isn’t their only passion, for they raise their own from eggs.
If you have even a passing interest in snakes or you just enjoy watching professionals do a great job at their craft, then don’t miss this show.
Mondays at 6 PM on National Geographic Wild (ch 220) from 25 January
Author: Jan Hendrik Harmse