The Pretoria Zoo's black mamba who went missing last month was found today.
The zoo's spokesman, Craig Allenby said the snake was spotted slithering along the wall of the Reptile Park service area.
Reptile Park staff have caught the snake and he is being kept in a darkened container in order to keep him calm.
Allenby said the mamba, nicknamed 'Houdini', was in good condition and would spend the next few days in the container to readjust.
Houdini was noticed to be missing from his terrarium at the zoo's Reptile Park on March 11, causing an extensive search to ensue.