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Nick Evans

Nick Evans, born and raised in Durban, South Africa, has had a life-long passion for snakes. After spending two years working at a reptile education center after completing high school, he started his own organization, ‘KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation‘. He now spends his life working towards the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians in his home province of South Africa. Nick is a snake rescuer in Durban, and he is called out daily to remove unwanted snakes from peoples homes and workplaces. Nick is called for an array of non-venomous species, including large pythons, but also highly venomous species, such as Mozambique Spitting Cobras, Boomslang, Green Mamba, and his favorite- the infamous Black Mamba! Nick has developed an understanding, love and appreciation for these misunderstood snakes, and finds Black Mambas the most exciting species to work with. With the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he is currently doing a study on this species, looking at mamba populations in Durban and conflict with people and pets. Nick recently self-published a book about his snake-rescuing exploits, titled, ‘Life of a Snake Rescuer’. Nick is also kept extremely busy with educational work. He presents snake awareness talks at schools, companies, communities, charities and events. He also writes a lot of educational articles on social media and for newspapers. Nick is involved in herpetological surveys, as well as a few other sideline projects, but he is not limited to the world of herpetology, and has a great admiration for all wildlife and the natural environment.

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