GUTU – Paramount High School head in Gutu, John Rwanyaya had a torrid time last week trying to remove a 1,7m long cobra that had sneaked into the bonnet of his Toyota Noah.
Rwanyanya said he stays at Chomufuli Farm in Gutu West, a place which is infested with snakes and on Tuesday morning he opened the bonnet of his car only to be greeted by a hissing snake.
He called his children to help him remove the reptile but they failed and that is when he decided to drive to Mpandawana Growth Point to have mechanics help him rid of the dangerous snake.
He laughed off stories doing the rounds on social media where citizen journalists are saying that the snake belonged to him. He said he was actually investigating the source of that information.
Rwanyanya said he drove the car to Mpandawana while his wife followed closely behind inn another car to check if it dropped along the way.
"I then drove to Gutu garage with my wife following behind in another car to check if the snake fell off and I called mechanics named Matambirofa, Munatsi and Chivero who are AFM church members to help me and they took a lot of time failing to get rid of the snake.
"One of the mechanics suggested that we spray diesel in the engine and they removed the bonnet, fenders, lights and mud guard and that's when they saw the snake and it was killed and burnt," said Rwanyanya.
"All that is being said on whats app is not true, we are busy tracing the source of that information," said Rwanyanya.
Police Spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula said the matter was not reported to the Police.