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Old 08-26-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
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Flour trail and evacuations: German city seeks escaped cobra

https://www.apnews.com/2fcc5783aa6e440e9f1be6500e9a7b36

Flour trail and evacuations: German city seeks escaped cobra

08/26/2019

BERLIN (AP) — An escaped cobra is on the loose in a city in western Germany, and authorities are still trying to figure out how far the reptile has slithered.

Municipal authorities in Herne said the venomous snake was spotted Sunday morning in the hallway of a house where snakes were kept, and it may have left the building. Four houses on the street were evacuated as a precaution and people within a 500-meter (-yard) radius were advised to exercise caution, leaving their doors and windows closed.

Officials sprinkled flour in the building in hopes that the snake would leave a trail, and laid down two-sided sticky tape that could stop the reptile.

Police said Monday that the cobra’s whereabouts are still unknown.
 
Old 09-03-2019, 09:13 AM   #2
bcr229
Note it was "found" not "captured".

https://www.apnews.com/a04b05d71cc144cc94ed9415bfc8c16c

BERLIN (AP) — An escaped cobra that had eluded capture in western Germany for almost a week has been found.

Authorities in the city of Herne said Friday on Twitter that “the snake is being isolated. Further information will follow.”

German broadcaster n-tv reported that municipal workers in Herne chanced upon the poisonous reptile as they were about to mow a nearby lawn.

The hunt for the cobra began Sunday after it was spotted in the hallway of a house where a resident kept more than a dozen snakes.

Four houses on the street were evacuated as a precaution and people within a 500-meter (yard) radius were advised to exercise caution, leaving their doors and windows closed.

Officials had attempted to use flour and two-sided sticky tape to find and trap the reptile.
 

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