Dead giant snake: Four meter long tiger python found in Berlin park

A meter-long yellowish snake was found dead in Berlin's Hasenheide Park.

Dead giant snake: Four meter long tiger python found in Berlin park

A meter-long yellowish snake was found dead in Berlin's Hasenheide Park. The Neukölln district office said it was “according to an initial assessment of a four-meter-long tiger python,” a constrictor snake. A passerby approached employees of the parks department, who then found the dead animal under a tree on Monday, said a spokesman for the district office. "We're used to a lot of things in the district, but we haven't had that yet," the authority wrote about a photo of the yellowish snake on the platform X (formerly Twitter). The animal was clearly emaciated. Official veterinarians examined it.

It is still unclear how the animal got into the park and whether it was even alive there. It is not assumed that the snake posed any danger. “If the animal was still alive at the time it was dumped, it would hardly have been active or able to move given the weather conditions,” writes the district. They are also rather reserved, people-shy animals.

The district is now concerned with clarifying the origin of the exotic animal. It was said that such snakes could only be kept with permission from the responsible veterinary authority. However, no such case is known in Neukölln. So far, the police, the animal collection point and neighboring districts have already been contacted. So far there have been no suitable search reports about escaped animals.

In this case, the population is also asked: "Who has information about the possibly unauthorized keeping of such an animal in Neukölln or neighboring districts? Who has made observations in Hasenheide in the past few days?" Meanwhile, the district wants to conduct an autopsy on the animal in the Berlin-Brandenburg state laboratory to determine exactly what species it was, what the cause of death was and what gender the animal was.

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