45 venomous snakes have been confiscated during a coordinated raid on the five funen addresses, including two of the world's most toxic.
It surprised us how many snakes there actually were. We had to kill some of them on the spot, says the zoo keeper Brian Bentzen to TV 2/Fyn.
the Explanation is that some of these snakes would not be able to stay at the Terrarium in Vissenbjerg on the grounds of the facilities. Other snakes had injuries on the head.
- the Majority, we have taken it back to the terrarium. We may have some of them myself, but a part of them to other zoos in Denmark and Europe, if there is anyone who would like to have them, " explains Brian Bentzen.
He mentions, among other things Randers Rainforest as a possible new home for the illegally held and poisonous snakes.
That was confiscated various species of cobras and rattlesnakes. Also Africa's 'killer' number one, the african puff adders, were among the confiscated animals. The australian indlandstaipan, one of the world's most toxic terrestrial snakes, was also konfikseret.
Four men have been charged with being in possession of the 45 poisonous snakes.
on Tuesday evening raided the police five addresses in a coordinated action, in which the terrarium participated.
The accused, are all krybdyrsinteresserede. They become convicted, they can look forward to a hefty fine, writes TV 2.
- They have been interested in snakes and reptiles and have a chat about the venomous snakes in a group on the net. It was discovered and reviewed, after which we went for it, says superintendent Jeff Kongedam to TV 2.
There was found and seized four hoses in Guildford, 29 in Rødby, two in Nakskov, 10 in Roskilde, while a search in Svinninge was without result.
Immediately evaluates politikommissæren, that the hoses were not purchased for resale. It was about the sheer interest of the poisonous animals.