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Panic As Deadly Cobra Snakes Invade Yenagoa Bayelsa State
September 17, 2016 – Panic As Cobra Snakes Invade Yenagoa Bayelsa State
Mysterious appearances of snakes especially Cobras on streets and homes in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital is creating panic among residents.
Some persons attributed the development to consistent rainfalls and floods experienced in many parts of the capital city.
Others, however, said the underdeveloped nature of Yenagoa which has bushes, unkempt canals and many undeveloped plots of land provide safe haven for snakes and reptiles.
Residents of the Apex Academy road of Amarata community on Imgbi road at the weekend were said to have discovered a giant cobra in a vehicle and rallied round to kill it.
One of the residents identified as Chidera, said the cobra was discovered in a vehicle owned by a trader.
At about 7am, the owner of the vehicle, Emmanuel, called an auto repairer to fix the vehicle but discovered a large snake hiding in the vehicle.
“The man rushed to call some residents of the area to assist him. Some youths gathered and killed the snake”, he said.
Another resident identified as Joshua, said there have been movements of snakes around the Amarata since the rainfall started.
“Some weeks ago, I saw a huge snake at the back of my house in the morning. Attempts to kill the cobra failed as it was ready to strike”, he said.
But a local snake expert, Festus Ogienwon, advised residents to be careful while walking at night.
He further asked people to ensure their doors are tightly closed at all time to avoid snakes crawling into their apartments to hide.
September 17, 2016 at 8:33 PM
Rainfall is just much. they shld try nd clean their surroundings
September 17, 2016 at 9:58 PM
Heavy down pour could have beln the cause. Serious precautions is adviced.
September 17, 2016 at 10:49 PM
after undergoing all these suffering of underdevelopment someone will now run pipe from here to another state that does not have anything to offer enjoying the development this people are supposed to benefit from. God is watching you from his plasma TV with his 5D glasses he will surely do justice to all the cast responsible.
September 18, 2016 at 1:49 PM
If Am in this community, if I had to walk at night, it must be with a Timberland booth or the likes. Though, I am never afraid of snakes cos, we meet from time to time and I kill them each time I do.
A clean environment is of great gain. It keeps of certain transferable diseases and other stuffs like this.
September 19, 2016 at 12:22 PM
they should always check their toilet and other holes in the house very well