Young but dangerous: poisonous snake escaped in Cologne – residential building evacuated

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Shock moment for a snake owner in Cologne. He suddenly noticed that a South African coral snake was missing – a poisonous specimen. He had to call 911.

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This six-month-old snake, about eight inches long, upset its owner.

City of Cologne / fire brigade

The Cologne fire brigade was on site on Monday with just over 20 emergency services to catch the escaped animal.

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 The  Cologne fire brigade was on site on Monday with just over 20 emergency services to catch the escaped animal.

City of Cologne / fire brigade

The fire brigade in Cologne announced on Facebook that there is currently no risk to residents due to the protective measures introduced.

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 The  fire brigade in Cologne announced on Facebook that there is currently no risk to residents due to the protective measures introduced.

City of Cologne / fire brigade

  • On Sunday evening, a keeper of 12 snakes noticed that one of them was missing.

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     The  escaped animal belongs to the genus of poisonous snakes.

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     The  fire brigade and expert groups had to move out on site and cordon off the apartment.

A young venomous snake broke out of a terrarium in an apartment in Cologne. © www.de24.news

 The  owner noticed the disappearance of the snake on Sunday and, after his own unsuccessful search, notified the fire brigade on Monday morning, as the city of Cologne announced. It is a six-month-old South African coral snake about 20 centimeters long and small in diameter. © www.de24.news

 The  residents of the ten-party house left their apartments early in the morning and found private accommodation.

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 The  fire brigade assumed early Monday evening that the animal was still hiding in the apartment. According to the information, it is a poisonous snake which releases a nerve poison when it bites. Since it is a young animal, the amounts of poison, according to experts, are not comparable with those of an adult animal. However, you should proceed with extreme caution here too.

According to the information, a total of twelve queues are kept in the apartment in Cologne’s Klettenberg district. © www.de24.news

 The  necessary permits under species protection law are available.

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 The  animal would “freeze” outside

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 The  apartment in question was sealed by the fire brigade early on, as the city of Cologne announced. © www.de24.news

 The  basement and outside areas were therefore comprehensively checked, and waste containers were searched by the “Reptiles Specialist Group”.

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 The  protective measures introduced are currently not at risk for residents. Since it is a cold-blooded animal whose activity depends on the outside temperature, it is unlikely that it will move further when leaving the house at the current outside temperature. According to the experts, the animal would immediately lapse into a “cold rigor” and also perish if the temperature remained below zero for longer periods.

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 The  Cologne fire brigade was on site on Monday with just over 20 emergency services. In addition, the public order office and the environmental office of the city of Cologne with the veterinary area are present.

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Young dangerous poisonous snake escaped Cologne residential building evacuated

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