Panic As Residents Kill Three Pythons In Lagos Estate

Some security guards of Greenland Estate in the Mende, Maryland area of Lagos State killed three 30-foot pythons in the early hours of Tuesday. learnt that the killing of the reptiles brought panic into the estate as residents expressed fear for their safety.

It was gathered that the animals were exposed after the dredging activities of the Lagos State Government.

It was gathered that after killing the pythons, the security guards on the estate put them up for sale for N10,000.

The Vice Chairman of the estate, Sola Adekoya, said more than 15 pythons had been killed on the estate in 2016 alone, urging the government to find a lasting solution to the overgrown canals in the area.

He said,

“The security men and some squatters caught the three pythons this morning around 8am. The giant snakes were about 30-foot long.

“We have seen more than 15 pythons this year alone; the guards kill them regularly. The reason is that the canals are overgrown and the snakes always hide under the canals. We need government’s intervention on time to avoid any tragedy.”

It was learnt that residents of the area always stayed indoors at night for fear of being attacked by snakes.

A visitor to the area, Adewale Adeoye, told PUNCH Metro that he saw the three snakes when they were alive.

Adeoye urged the Lagos State Government to create a zoological garden for the animals to preserve them and generate income for the state.

He said, “These snakes are worth a fortune abroad. The Lagos State Government should conduct a wildlife survey in order to preserve threatened animals and plants.

“How can you be talking of a mega city without a green zone or a biological garden? The young men have gone to sell the snakes for N10,000; a generation of rare animal species gone down the throat in less than 24 hours. This merely reflects poverty of ideas in governance.”

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  • Jentle Ernest

    If they can be flushed out and taken to zoo alive oo they’ll make more money than the 10k, and mehn,,, 16 in one year, them sure say no be ppl dey turn to snake…lol

  • chika bibian

    3 pythons in one estate this one reach to worry o

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    The number of pythons killed within the year needs extreme security in that area

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    dem don em to business

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Government should come to their aid by adjusting those canals

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    the residents dey at risk ooo

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    And some people dey worship pyrhon

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    And person go buy d snakes cook abi

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Make dem find solution oooo

  • emekachilaka

    Hehe this na serious mata

  • This is animal cruelty….all we know how to do is kill and eat

  • Olovo Obinna

    Interesting …that number within that space of time…indeed residents needs to worry on their safety oh

  • WillieBravo

    Oh boy eh! Three big pythons for one compound? They should fumigated that estate well o.