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2 cobras in 1 day: Chiayi fire bureau warns about hibernating snakes

2 cobras in 1 day: Chiayi fire bureau warns about hibernating snakes

The Chiayi City Fire Bureau warned Sunday about snakes slithering into people's homes to hibernate after two cobras were caught in a single day a day earlier.

The bureau said it was called into a residence Saturday evening after the owner found skin shed by a snake while cleaning ahead of the Lunar New Year.

A cobra was found in the basement and caught by the firemen, whose unit had just answered a call around noon that day to deal with another cobra in a kitchen of a different home in the area.

As the weather has cooled, snakes will try to find spots to hibernate, the bureau said.

People who notice traces of snakes should not take rash action or disturb the reptiles, but instead call 119 to get help from the local fire department, according to the bureau.


Updated : 2021-04-17 18:33 GMT+08:00