As the summer heat continues and the Cape winds take hold of the Mother City, fires continue to rage across the Western Cape. We sometimes forget that it is not only people who are seeking refuge from the flames.
On Saturday, firefighters returning from a vegetation fire on the West Coast Road were surprised to discover an unusual black and yellow-looking hose on one of their fire trucks that had not been there before.
“Fire and Rescue Services have confirmed that firefighters found an adult boomslang aboard a fire engine when they stopped to refuel upon returning from a fire on the West Coast road,” City Safety and Security mayco member JP Smith told EWN.
Smith said it is believed that the male boomslang climbed aboard the truck in an attempt to escape the burning grassland.
A qualified snake handler was called out to capture the highly venomous snake and help release it back into its natural habitat.
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