A film event occurred when it appeared in the heart of the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo A cobra It scared the occupants of an entire building, but they quickly contacted the authorities, who were able to capture the dangerous reptiles and move them to safety.
According to city police sources, it all happened just after 2:00 p.m. this Monday, when a woman of Russian descent called 911 to report an exotic animal near her home.
Although the man did not speak fluent Spanish, other residents of the place confirmed the complaint: it was a python on the balcony of one of the apartments in the building located at 2800 Godoy Cruz.
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Faced with this situation, the personnel of 14C police station went to the spot and confirmed the presence of the reptile. Python Molurus bivitatusA strange snake native to India.
Similarly, uniformed officers met with an elderly man who owns the property, who assured them the specimen was not his, as were other residents of adjacent houses.
A few minutes later, city government emergency services and civil defense animal rescue agents also arrived, and they captured the small python in an empty water bottle and transferred it to the operational monitoring office.
At the same time, an investigation was opened and it was left in the hands Northern Finance DivisionDr. Esquire arranged for witness statements and action to determine how the snake got onto the balcony.
In addition India And BurmaThe python lives first Sub-Saharan Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast AsiaFrom Indonesia New Guinea up to Australia.
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The Burmese python can measure up to six meters and weigh up to 400 pounds (181 kg). Documented cases indicate Sometimes they eat animals that weigh more than themselves, such as deer.
In this case, it may be a mixture of subspecies Python bivitatusWho loves swamps, and Python molerus, which seeks dry land. This animal with mixed genes, capable of living in both habitats and consequently capable of moving towards inhabited areas, was discovered in the United States many years ago.
According to a study by the North American Geological Survey published in the journal Ecology and EvolutionThe “Penetration” – there is no equivalent word in Spanish, which refers to this mixing or evolution at the genetic level – before the two subspecies arrived in the Everglades in Florida, possibly due to escape from breeding centers or their owners. Having released them there, it is necessary to check the origin of pythons used in commercial distribution.
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