The woman from Parlock in Newlands West woke up to what she reported as a large black snake in her bedroom, according to a video posted by Jason Arnold of Universal Reptiles.
Arnold, who was called to remove the snake, said that when he got the call he expected to find a small spotted bush snake.
Instead, Arnold found a large Black Mamba coiled atop the woman’s headboard.
According to Arnold, it is not uncommon for him to be called out to remove black mambas, adding that there are many of them in the Durban area.
“I’ve found them in people’s beds, their bathrooms and under couches.”