A traveller was shocked to discover a two metre-long Cape cobra curled up in her jacket while packing her bag in St Helena Bay in the Cape West Coast.

She called for assistance from the Langebaan Snake Rescue and later shared the video of the snake catchers and experts from the service company, Stefan Cronje and Shaun Kruger, removing the rowdy reptile from her room.

She also shared a few tweets explains her experience, saying, “When you’re casually packing your bag, pick up your denim jacket and a massive … cape cobra just flops out onto the floor.”

“I’m from KZN and pretty mellow with snakes. But this guy was inside my jacket as I picked it up and fell by my feet and it’s a … Cape Cobra. Second most venomous snake in SA. I was shaking,” the shocked woman told TimesLIVE.

The snake catchers said that the snake was thankfully very calm and showed no signs of aggression when they arrived on the scene.

The snake catchers reportedly retrieved another Cape cobra on their way back to Langebaan.

Cape cobras are highly venomous and dangerous and are among the most commonly-caught snakes in the area, along with boomslangs and puff adders.



Picture: Facebook/Langebaan Snake Rescue

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