Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn had a close encounter with a Black Mamba after he mistook it for a Brown House snake in the Kruger National Park.
Steyn was travelling with a friend in a car when they saw the injured snake next to the road. The snake had apparently hit by a car and Steyn stopped to help.
Steyn posted a video of the encounter on his Instagram profile with the following message: ‘We stopped to move him out the road thinking it was a brown house snake… Got a little too close and then realized what we were actually dealing with! Mr Black Mamba! (sic)
‘This post is not to show how brave we were, it’s to show that if you don’t know what you dealing with then best you leave it alone! Lesson learnt! Ok few people saying it could be a Mozambique spitting cobra…? Others I’ve shown have said mamba…’ (sic)