A Bangkok councilor has spoken out this morning calling on authorities to put measure in place to look after large snakes and lizards captured around the nation’s capital.
Speaking at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration council meeting earlier today Somboon Muangklam stated that the city currently has no measures in place to deal with monitor lizards and snakes that are captured, noting that they are just released to be later recaptured again.
He said last year 4,580 monitor lizards were captured and a whopping 34,375 snakes were captured.
While he applauded wildlife rescue teams efforts for safely capturing the staggering amount of snakes and lizards he noted that the BMA has no system in place to deal with them after they were captured.
He said that snakes are currently held at local fire stations in some cases for as long as a month before being handed off to the Natural Resource and Environment Ministry and monitor lizards are simply released into less populated areas where they inevitable end up back in areas where they have to be captured again.
The BMA is currently looking at long term solutions to the problems highlighted.
Source: The Nation
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