County government buying snakes
11 May 2015, 21:42
Tharaka Nithi - The Tharaka-Nithi County government has launched a hunt for stray snakes and will be paying KES 1 000 for each serpent captured and delivered.
The Tharaka-Nithi County executive for tourism, Mugambi Mauru said all the snakes captured will be taken to the newly constructed snakes conservancy.
“We will hire experts from Naivasha to help capture the snakes,” said Mauru.
The official said that all snakes measuring one and a half metres would fetch the pledged KES 1 000.
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“We do not want to put their lives at risk; that why we have hired the experts. Snakes are deadly reptiles,” said Mauru.
He added that special auditorium where tourists can suit as they view the different snake species will also be constructed.
Mauru however warned children against venturing into the deadly venture to hunt for the snakes.
The conservancy was constructed at a tune of KES 2.5 million.
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