Drama in the Delta: Pula's close call with a python

Dec 17, 2013 |  Conservation & Wildlife
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In a stroke of incredible timing, the team at Mombo witnessed an extraordinary scenario...

One of Pula's two tiny cubs was spotted climbing out of the tree she had hidden them in. It transpires it had just managed to evade a python which had taken its little sibling.

After a few hours Pula came back and took the surviving cub to safety in a fallen tree. She went back to the tree where she lost the one and tried her best to get the python out but to no avail.

As Graham says, "Hopefully her new hiding place for her precious secret will be safer".


Thanks  Graham Simmonds and Ryan Weakley for these amazing photos...

The incredible video footage was shot by Jemima Middleton

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Shannon Marnell  Jan 29, 2014

Have been following Pula for years right when her and her sister Maru broke away from their infamous mother Legadema! Will be there in April and hope to see them alive and well.

Victoria Sutton  Jan 9, 2014

This is a wonderful video/story…nice work. We'll be returning to Mombo in late March so I hope to see this little Survivor. Best to all, Vicki

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