Selfies are all the rage now, and it seems a snake, caught from a bathroom in Westville, a town in South Africa, is getting onto the trend. Captured by Snake Catcher Nick Evans, the reptile selfie is now going viral on social media.
Evans caught the “selfie star” from a residence Thursday after the home owner alerted him about the snake in the bathroom.
“The homeowner had heard something moving by her sink. She looked, and saw the snake slithering along, and then it went behind the mirror. She saw the tail sticking out, and wanted to pull it out!” Evans wrote in a Facebook post.
Upon receiving the call from the owner, Evans assumed the snake might be a small non-venomous reptile. However, he was shocked to find a deadly black mamba slithering in the bathroom.
“When I arrived, the snake was tucked up between the wall and a little drawer, on the bathroom counter. It was a straight forward catch really. I just shifted the drawer, and pinned the snake down,” he added.
When Evans was taking a photo of the reptile, he noticed a large mirror in the bathroom and decided to take a mirror selfie instead.
“As I was taking a photo of it, I noticed the large mirror, and really to take a photo without the mirror, was almost unavoidable. It was that or a toilet in the background. Hence the selfie,” he wrote.
Calling the snake a “beautiful little mamba,” Evans wrote that it was about a meter long.
He added the home was in a nature reserve so finding the venomous snake there wasn’t surprising.
“Well, in the bathroom, yes I guess that is surprising,” he wrote.
The reptile has since been relocated.
Meanwhile, the Facebook post with the selfie has since gone viral on the social media platform, with people calling him a “brave man.”
“Hold deadly snake, take picture. Man you are brave,” one Facebook user commented.
“I would definitely die of shock if that happened to me,” wrote another user.
In a similar incident, Evans rescued two non-venomous snakes from a home in Westville in September. He found one snake on a mirror and another twined around a door handle. A Facebook post with photos of the reptiles went viral.