Officials at the Bronx Zoo Wednesday said that a “mildly venomous” snake escaped its cage Tuesday and is missing.
The three and a half-foot mangrove snake likely got out through a mesh covering in its habitat at JungleWorld, zoo officials said, WCBS reported.
Mangrove snakes are shy and timid, according to zookeepers, and are most likely to hide from people.
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“While we are confident the snake poses no threat to visitors, we placed a sign at the entrance of the exhibit out of an abundance of caution,” the zoo told WCBS in a statement.
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Zoo officials believe the reptile is probably still somewhere in JunegleWorld.