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RE: Bronx Zoo naja haje goes missing

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Posted by: LarryF at Thu Mar 31 15:46:29 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LarryF ]  
   

>>Your post that the snake was definetly in an escape proof enclosure proves my assumption still remians correct...

I'm sorry, I'm not on here often enough remember who everyone is, and there are no "profiles" on this page, so I could easily be wrong, but I don't remember "texasreptiles" claiming to have been there or to have worked there before, so I'm not sure his assurance constitutes "proof". (I'm sure this will come across wrong in print.)

That being said, he SHOULD be right, because the snake should never NOT be in a secure enclosure except while being handled.

I can think of at least a few other options that we don't have enough information to rule out:

1) It was stolen by an employee (but see below).
2) A poorly designed "escape proof" cage.
3) A damaged cage.

I guess you can argue that not noticing 2) or 3) could be considered human error, but that's not what everyone meant.

Note that going back to find the original story, in case I missed anything before posting, I see that the snake has been found, presumably in the same area where it escaped (though that's not 100% clear). It's hard to get through right now, I assume because of all the people who have been following the story hitting their site at once...

Still no info about what it escaped FROM, but the following quote caught my eye:

"The difficulty was that the small snake, which is months old and weighs about 3 ounces, had sought out a secure hiding spot within the holding areas of the Reptile House – an extremely complex environment with pumps, motors, and other mechanical systems."

Personally, I would call housing venomous reptiles in such a space a poor decision. They need to be in a space with a minimum number of easily accessible hiding places.
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