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Jonothan Hen-Boisen
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24 May 2017
10:35 am

WATCH: Two black mambas fight on golf course

Jonothan Hen-Boisen

The golfers paused the game and sat to watch the amazing sighting.

The rare sighting of the snakes fighting

Video courtesy of Kruger Sightings’ YouTube channel shows two black mambas fighting on golf course at Leopard Creek, just outside Kruger National Park’s Malelane Gate, in Mpumalanga.

One of the golfers, Cara, said: “I drove up a small rise and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. At first glance, I thought it was a spitting cobra that had its hood up, but after a closer inspection, I then saw it was actually two mambas.

“I quickly flagged the other two players in my 4 ball to slow down.”

Cara and the rest quickly realised that this was quite a rare sighting, so they paused the game and sat and watched the amazing sighting, Lowvelder reported.


“We called the 4 ball behind us to also come and watch. I called my husband, who was at the house to bring our son, to come and see too.”

Cara added: “It was amazing to watch and seemed to go on for ages.

“We debated about carrying on playing the hole, but after a little while longer, we decided to drive past them at a wide berth and go to the next hole.”

Just after the group had gone past the snakes that were going at it on the golf course, the snakes started looking a bit tired, they separated and slowly made their way back to the bush on the left-hand side of the hole.

Cara said: “We found concentrating on golf quite difficult over the next few holes. I feel this was a once in a lifetime sighting. And so always make sure you have a camera on this golf course, there is always something exciting that can happen. I just wish I would have I had a better camera with me.”

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