Poisonous snakes in Zaandam

20th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 August 2007 ZAANDAM – The police have issued a warning about young poisonous snakes in Zaandam after 48 poisonous snakes were found in a temporary building on the Parkstraat in the city. Police announced this on Sunday. The police discovered the animals after two small poisonous snakes were found on the Parkstraat earlier.

20 August 2007
 
ZAANDAM – The police have issued a warning about young poisonous snakes in Zaandam after 48 poisonous snakes were found in a temporary building on the Parkstraat in the city. Police announced this on Sunday. The police discovered the animals after two small poisonous snakes were found on the Parkstraat earlier.

After the first snakes were found, the police hired in snake experts and contacted the 66-year-old owner of the makeshift building, who was on holiday abroad at the time. At the orders of the public prosecutor the police forced entry into the residence being rented by the artist. Police found poorly sealed terrariums both inside and outside the residence containing a total of 48 poisonous snakes. Nine snakes were dead, another nine were in extremely bad condition.

The police found all the adult snakes that the owner reported should be in the building. "We cannot rule out that a few young poisonous snakes are still slithering around somewhere however," the police said. They are warning the public to be extremely careful if they come across any young snakes and to contact police immediately.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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