Venomous snake gone missing from Bronx Zoo exhibit

Kimberly Dole
August 08, 2019 - 11:22 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A venomous snake has managed to escape at the Bronx Zoo.

According to officials at the zoo, workers realized the 3 1/2-foot Boiga Dendrophila, better known as the mangrove snake somehow slithered out of its cage in the JungleWorld exhibit while closing up on Tuesday.

The zoo said signs have been posted at the entrance of the building out of an abundance of caution and they were notifying guests entering JungleWorld Wednesday.

They believe the snake slipped through some mesh that covers a vent and remains inside the JungleWorld exhibit.

In a statement, the zoo said it is confident there is no threat to visitors. "Mangrove snakes, though mildly venomous, are not known to be dangerous to people. They are shy, timid, secretive in nature and active at night."

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