The day long searched cobra in Herne (North Rhine-Westphalia) is captured again. The poisonous snake was caught alive on Friday under a step at the cellar entrance of a residential house and taken by a snake expert in custody. “No one was injured,” said the city in the Ruhr area.
In the afternoon, the animal had been sighted for the first time in days. An employee of the city’s Castrop-Rauxel plant discovered the snake when mowing the house where the reptile was last seen on Sunday. He spoke of a “yellow-gold-colored animal” that had initially withdrawn.
The highly toxic monocular cobra with an estimated length of at least 1, 40 meters was discovered by a resident on Sunday in a stairwell of the building. Experts have been searching the house in the past few days with great effort.
The residential complex has been evacuated for safety reasons. The 20 residents of the houses had to leave their homes. The city of Herne suspects that the animal comes from the apartment of a tenant in which this held poisonous snakes. However, the man denied this so far.