Clean bill of health for mamba rescued on KZN beach

Share the news!!!

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

A 2.47m female black mamba, rescued from Durban’s Addington Beach on Tuesday, has been given a clean bill of health and is expected to be released very soon.

On admission to uShaka Sea World her initial brief examination showed that she was stressed but otherwise in good condition. She was treated with antibiotics and left to stabilise before undergoing an examination by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) Animal Health team on Friday.

“We collected bloods for diagnostic purposes, and did radiographs (x-rays) of her whole body. This is a standard approach as it would indicate if there were any reasons to be concerned.

“Thankfully, today’s blood results do not indicate that there is an infection present, and we were not able to detect any further abnormalities on the x-rays” said SAAMBR Veterinarian, Dr Francois Lampen.

“We are delighted to report that her behaviour is normal- she is reacting as expected and it is most likely that she will be strong enough within a couple of days to be considered for release.

“Whilst she is in the care of SAAMBR staff she is being kept in isolation so as to ensure that she does not acquire any diseases that may pose a risk to the indigenous snakes once she is reintroduced into her natural home range.”

Leave a Reply