A highly venomous snake was found in England and as per the reports, it made a long journey from India. The deadly saw-scaled viper got shipped away to foreign lands in a shipping container that was sent from India. People from a British animal hospital were contacted to capture the snake and the staff took a lot of precautions to do it. South Essex Wildlife Hospital, England, in a Facebook post, revealed about the snake.
The hospital staff said that they received a call to capture a stowaway snake. The snake was present in a shipping container from India and reports by BBC stated that the snake was found by a stonemason. It was in a shipping container of rocks and the team from the hospital had a reptile expert and a veterinarian to catch the snake.
Just by taking a look at the reptile, the team stated that the snake was a non-native species found in England. They posted on Facebook saying, “In addition to many British wildlife species coming in today, we also had a call about a critter that is definitely not in the country it should have been.” The staff was clear that the reptile was among the most venomous snakes in the world.
They said, “As it was identified as a saw-scaled viper and having had one before, we understood fully the gravity of just how dangerous these reptiles are.” The hospital also gave more information about the venomous snake saying, “They are way up there in the top few most deadly snakes (it is believed to have killed more people than all the other species combined).”
After the snake was captured it was kept away from human contact. “It is now in a locked box in a sealed room ( Tom taped up the door ) with warning signs, awaiting collection from an appropriate facility that Sue, our manager, has contacted,” the hospital added. Netizens were so happy about the work done by the hospital. A user commented, “Well done team, bet the adrenaline was running during the rescue. What a beautiful creature.”
Also, someone said, “Even though I am not a lover of snakes I am so happy that it is safe and gets to live out the rest of his life after such a long journey. Thank you all for being such a caring bunch of people.” Recently a two-headed deadly viper also hit the headlines in Maharashtra as people were shocked because of its appearance.