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Black mamba loose in london

Postby Emerald » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:17 pm

Came across this article and saw that the Mfezi seems to have been mistaken for a mamba.....

http://www.iol.co.za/ios/news/black-mam ... on-1971934
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Re: Black mamba loose in london

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:42 pm

Yeah, if you live in a country with about five snake species I can't blame you, though it happens here just as much. I'd say that it's a hoax, and a mamba would not last twelve hours outside in London this time of the year.
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Re: Black mamba loose in london

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:53 pm

I reckon the picture in the article is just a generic picture they grabbed off the interwebs, not the actual snake in question.
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Re: Black mamba loose in london

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Yup, journalists will use stock photos but since they cannot ID the snake and that's what they got when they searched for 'black mamba', it must be a mamba.
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Re: Black mamba loose in london

Postby Mitton » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:01 pm

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Re: Black mamba loose in london

Postby Emerald » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks Mitton....
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