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Black Mamba, White Witch

Natural World, 2009-2010 Episode 4 of 14

Wildlife documentary. In the small African kingdom of Swaziland, the black mamba is a snake both feared and revered. During summer, these elegant yet lethal snakes turn up everywhere - in homes, schools and cars - and people are bitten every week. Enter Thea Litschka-Koen, a mum and hotel manager who has become known affectionately as the white witch. She and her husband are on call 24 hours a day to rescue and release black mambas when they get too close for comfort.

But what everyone wants to know is will they come back again? We follow Thea and her team as they set up a pioneering new scientific project: to track the black mambas they release back into the wild, and find out just how these deadly snakes spend their lives.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 13 Aug 2014 14:45
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterLenny Henry
ProducerJo Scofield
ParticipantThea Litschka-Koen
ParticipantClifton Koen
ParticipantGraham Alexander

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