THE Maphanga family woke up to find an uninvited guest in their yard.
It was a 2,5m long python!
The reptile had slithered into the family’s yard on Friday in KwaNgcolosi Village, outside Pinetown, KZN.
With little or no knowledge of how to catch a snake without harming it, the family opted for the safest bet they could think of. Calling the cops.
A few minutes after their call, the men in blue came to their rescue in the form of constables Renee Mathews and Raymond Mhlongo.
The brave cops went beyond the call of duty and caught the snake, which they took to the nearby PheZulu Snake Park.
KZN police spokeswoman, Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala, said the cops were dispatched to the area after a complaint was brought to their attention.
“On arrival, they realised members of the Maphanga family were very fearful of the big python in their yard,” she said.
“They took the snake on their own without asking for help and it was safely taken to the snake park alive.”
KZN police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, commended the cops for their bravery.
“It’s highly commendable that they went beyond their call of duty to make sure the community of Hillcrest was safe,” she said.
Source:Daily Sun