Zookeeper shows boa constrictor found on a ledge at a house in Cascade. Photo Credit: Facebook
CASCADE – MINISTER of Agriculture Lands and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat is warning citizens to pay attention to their surroundings after a snake was found on a window ledge in Cascade yesterday.
In a Facebook post, Rambharat said, “Yes, it’s that time of the year when the rain is frequent and sometimes heavier than normal.
“Snakes and other wildlife move to safer, more comfortable grounds, sometimes into yards and homes.
“Snakes in particular are in search of warmth to regulate their internal temperature.”
Rambharat thanked the Cascade resident for making a call to the Emperor Valley Zoo to have the reptile that was perched 40 feet on a window ledge removed.
He posted photos of the boa constrictor commonly called a macajuel on his Facebook page and also urged citizens to call the Zoo’s hotline for “any wildlife that you need removed. The number to call is 800-4966 or 800-4ZOO.