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LOOK: Python emerges after devastating floods at KZN Beach

Durban snake catcher Nick Evans with the python that washed up on Westbrook Beach. Picture: Supplied




Durban After days of heavy rain and flooding in KZN, a ten-foot female python has washed up on Westbrook beach on KZN's north coast.


Durban snake catcher Nick Evans said residents near Westbrook were checking the condition of their beach when they spotted the large South African python in the rubble.


"The poor thing must have had a great time. The Tongaat River was very close. It must have been washed and ended up here.It must have been like being in a washing machine," he said.


Evans said he left around 6 p.m. Tuesday night. m. "All the vegetation looked like a wetland in the dark, in the middle of the beach." quite surprised by the size of the python. It was over ten feet tall."The python got caught in the rubble, but I saw that the head was sticking out at one end of the body while trying to tear a little in the middle with my free hand.


The resident, Tony Perkins, helped me clear the vegetation and untangle the snake. "I got it out soon.It's an impressive size python, very fat, it looked well fed," he said.


Evans said the snake seemed “absolutely fine” apart from being cold and exhausted. Picture: Supplied


Evans said the snake was "perfectly fine" and was cold and exhausted. “She has caught some heat and will be released as soon as conditions allow. Evans said it wasn't the only snake to wash up on beaches along the coast. He said he received photos of a python and frogs washing up on Umdloti Beach."A vine snake was seen in Umzumbe and a monitor lizard in North Beach, Durban," Evans said.

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