Thursday, September 14, 2023

Ball pythons, black squirrel seized from passenger at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs sleuths at Chennai airport seized ball pythons and a black squirrel from a passenger who arrived from Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday night. This is the second similar seizure of wildlife species within 10 days.

Air intelligence unit intercepted a man who arrived from Bangkok. A search on his checked-in baggage led to the seizure of 16 ball pythons of different varieties as well as a black squirrel.

All the species were found active. They were identified with the help of wildlife officials. They were given appropriate feed.

The snakes and squirrel were deported to Bangkok.

14/09/2023 Venkadesan S/Times of India

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