Playing a course in South Africa, a golfer had to stop with her party to leave room in the 14th hole that was occupied by two venomous snakes battling.
Cara Treherne captured the footage which was later posted on YouTube by Kruger Sightings. She said that they had stopped on the 14th hole at Leopard Creek golf course (it’s located outside Kruger National Park) after they spotted the two mambas engaged in a fight.
“Driving up a small rise, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. At first, I thought it to be a cobra with its hood up but closer inspection proved it to be two mambas,” Treherne wrote. “I flagged the other 2 players quickly in my four ball, indicating for them to slow down.”
She says she alerted the golfers in other parties to come watch the snake fight and even called her husband to bring their son to behold the spectacle.
“It seemed to go on for ages. It was amazing!” she wrote. “We debated about going on with the game but decided to stay away from the snakes and go to the next hole.”
She says that the snakes finally tired and went their way. There was no victor.
“Concentrating on golf was quite difficult over the next holes. I have no doubt that this was a rare sighting. Always be sure to have a camera on this golf course, something exciting can happen. I only wish that I had a better camera with me then,” she said.