Snake is a type of animal that likes to live in the wild, far from human settlements. But, when there are very few places for them to breed, snakes will not hesitate to find a place in human settlements as a place to live and of course breed.
Lately, there have been many cases of snakes found in residential areas, whose numbers were no joke. The Indonesian Sioux Snake Foundation has succeeded in catching 50 poisonous snakes in housing in the Tangerang and South Tangerang districts, Banten. It’s just that the process of catching so many snakes is not only done in one day.
Muhammad Dzawil Arham revealed as one of the members of the Indonesian Snake Sioux Foundation, that it took three months to catch snakes in around 15 residents’ homes.
“Last three months we have captured more than 50 snakes in 15 housing areas including BSD (Bumi Serpong Damai),” Muhammad Dzawin said.
The latest arrest conducted by the Indonesian Snake Sioux Foundation was against two highly poisonous King Cobra snakes, precisely at the Sevilla Housing Complex, Mekar Jaya Village, Serpong District. Dzawil said, there were many types of snakes that were captured during three months of snake sweeping conducted, ranging from the King Cobra Type to the Red Tailed Snake which is known to have deadly poisons.
“More to the king cobra, and red-tailed green oxtail. That’s what we got a lot all this time, “he added.
Actually, why the snakes can reach the residential areas there are several things that cause, including hot weather factors and as a place of self-protection.
“The problem is, why he can be found in a long time in residential areas. That’s because the residential areas have suitable places, “he said.
Whether or not the snake lasts in human settlements depends on the snake itself, if indeed it feels its needs have been met, then the snake will leave just like that. But, Dzawin appealed to the community to be diligent in cleaning houses, disposing of used goods, and eradicating rats or frogs that have become snakes’ favorite food.
“It is prone to become a nesting place for snakes or snake prey,” he concluded.