World’s deadliest snake, mamba, found on board of Dutch freighter in Aberdeen

One of the world’s deadliest snakes, recognised as a highly-venomous green mamba, was found at Aberdeen Harbour on Nov 9, on board of Dutch freighter UAL BODEWES, reported local media. Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA was called in and rescue officers transferred the animal to the organisation’s Drumoak centre before it was euthanized, because the snake couldn’t be kept in the center. Vessel arrived to Aberdeen from West Africa, two last ports of call were European – Las Palmas and La Pallice. In Africa UAL BODEWES called ports in Gabon, Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea.

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