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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Snake caught and killed at RAK house

The serpent was discovered at a property in the Julphar area on Saturday

A snake was caught and killed at a house by RAK Civil Defence during the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Jaime Puebla / The National
A snake was caught and killed at a house by RAK Civil Defence during the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Jaime Puebla / The National

A snake was caught and killed by Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence teams after being discovered at a home in the emirate.

A resident in the Julphar area raised the alarm on Saturday after spotting the serpent in the house. A specialist team and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.

RAK Civil Defence said they managed to control and kill the snake to prevent any potential harm to the public.

They also advised the public, especially those living near the mountains and desert areas, to be vigilant and report similar incidents immediately.

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It was not clear if the snake was venomous or not.

The UAE is home to a number of scorpions, snakes and spiders.

In March, an Asian man was rescued by a helicopter after he was bitten by a snake in the RAK mountains.

Last year, a rarely-seen venomous orange Arabian cat snake was spotted in the southeastern part of the UAE.