Reports of snakes appearing in places where snakes are not expected to appear are rapidly increasing. This is also said to be caused by the extreme summer weather.
Reporter Yujin Noh covered the story.
[It’s big. big. This is a snake.]
Firefighters open the bonnet of a car parked in a parking lot and pull out a snake with tongs.
In the front yard of the house, in the flower bed안전놀이터 of the apartment.
Snakes are appearing all over the country in unexpected places.
[Fire Chief Lee Seung-ho/Michuhol Fire Station Singi 119 Safety Center: This summer, the number of snake dispatch reports has almost doubled compared to previous years.] Looking at the current status of snake capture and rescue dispatches
reported to the National Fire Agency, the number of dispatches has increased significantly compared to last summer. .
A company that does pest or animal extermination is flooded with requests to catch snakes these days.
[Lee Kyung-min/Pest pest control company: (Do you get calls from places like apartments and houses (to catch snakes) these days?) There are a lot of calls. (Apartment) There is a lawn and snakes crossing the road (Catch them.)] The
reason why snakes haunt downtown like this is because of the extreme summer weather.
The snake, which had been inactive and starving during the rainy season for over 30 days, came down the mountain in search of food, but hid in the shade of a residential area because of the heat wave.
[Park Chang-deuk/National Institute of Ecology, Senior Researcher: It is also a place where you can easily get rodents or food sources, which are the main food of snakes, especially from food waste or something like this around the apartment, and these days, (apartment) green spaces and landscaping are well done. Because there is such an environment suitable for concealment… .]
Recently, many poisonous snakes such as vipers and bloodworms have been appearing, so do not touch them and call 119.