Venomous snake missing from San Francisco Zoo exhibit
San Francisco Zoo authorities have announced that a small venomous snake is missing from its newly opened multimillion-dollar South American Tropical Rainforest exhibit.
The popular zoo opened the South American Tropical Rainforest exhibit last Saturday, but a venomous snake, a Baron's Racer, was a no show.
The disappearance of the snake has become a mystery as zookeepers don't know if the snake escaped the exhibit or was eaten by some another animal. Zoo officials said nobody knew how the snake disappeared and it continued to be a mystery.
Joe Fitting, a spokesperson for the zoo, said the missing snake was not that poisonous and dangerous. The spokesperson added that the snake could have been eaten by a bird.
Speaking about the missing snake, he said, "This snake is barely venomous. It's like a bee sting. a spider bite. You know what the number one sense of a bird is - eyesight. And you know what they eat - anything that moves. This snake went up and was picked off."
The South American Tropical Rainforest exhibit of the zoo has nearly one hundred species of plants and animals, and many of them are snake-eating birds. However, zoo officials have not entirely ruled out the possibility of escape.
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