If I had to or got to kill a large Black Mamba in Africa it would be as much of a trophy to me as my horned or DG and I would want to preserve it for my trophy room as such are there any taxidermist in Africa or the Us that would do one?Many years ago here in wy.I helped an old man capture prairie rattlers as he had a permit to take 25 a day there were many days we caught his limit,he would keep them in a 50 gal barrel until he had about 50 or so the hook up a hose on his exaust pipe of his pickup and stick it in the barrel after about 4 hrs of this he would take the hose out and start skinning the snakes,he made hatbands ,wallet covers and belts from the skins after treating them with glycerin.He would set up a booth at cheyenne Fronteer days and sell his products for 1 week every year and would make upwards of 10K ayear. This old man developed a stomach cancer and shot himself in the head because he was afraid of chemotherapy Its strange to think he was not a bit afraid of snake poison but deathly afraid of medical poision which might have saved his life
It would only be a trophy if you can kill it yourself, close quarters, eye to eye, you need to be fast, accurate in shooting it with open sights, telescope will not work, if you can achieve this I believe you will have yourself a great trophy..do not bother to take anti-venom along..you it will probably not help you..when a Mamba is threaten he will strike at you numerous times and inject a lot of venom..even a hospital set up is not going to be of any help...go for it...it will be a nice trophy if you can pull it off..send some photos as well
It is worth mentioning when Richard Harland quite his job as a Zimbabwe game ranger he commenced with a new job...catching venomous snakes , milking them and sell the venom to Universities and Hospitals in South Africa to be used as anti-venom.. Richard Hardland had the "six sense " and the calmness/focus in dangerous situation few other hunters/PH/Game rangers ever had..catching Mambas, Cobras and other venomous snakes on a daily basis for a lot of years really honed his skills as well...
This is ideal habitat and elevation. Their pray is also abundant. These are birds, particularly nestlings and fledglings and small mammals like rodents, bats, hyraxes, bush babies and small tree squirrels.
I have been looking at an option for a 505, that doesn't break the bank (that concern my have to yield), and is more in the 50-110, or 50 Alaskan range. However not easy to find a case, other than the Weatherby, of course. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hello, do you have any information on your 505 SRE cartridge. Up here in Canada, there is talk about how the various 500s may exceed the 10 000 Joule limit recently imposed. Not that they do on paper, but you never know what they may infer or claim.