May 25, 2018

Is Lagos under snake attack?

Is Lagos under snake attack?

Rumors made the rounds early this year that some baby pythons were let loosed in Lekki Lagos.

According to the story, the snakes were kept as pets by some residents of the area but when the cost of feeding the reptiles became too much they threw the snakes into nearby canals and waterways.

With the recent sightings of pythons around Lagos recently, we are wondering if the rumours are true.

Residents of Greenland Estate in Mende, Maryland have seen a fair share of pythons in recent times. According to Punch, the Vice Chairman of the estate, Sola Adekoya, said more than 15 pythons had been killed on the estate in 2016.

Residents of the areas are now afraid of going out at night to avoid being attacked by the huge reptiles.

After a dredging exercise ordered by the Lagos state government, security guards killed 3 huge pythons, each about 30 foot long. Mr. Adekoya said “The security men and some squatters caught the three pythons this morning around 8am. The giant snakes were about 30-foot long.

“We have seen more than 15 pythons this year alone; the guards kill them regularly. The reason is that the canals are overgrown and the snakes always hide under the canals. We need government’s  intervention on time to avoid any tragedy.”

The security guards sold the reptiles for N10,000 each

The question everyone is asking now is,  is Lagos under Python attack?

 

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