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Biosecurity Investigating A Snake Found In Container

The authority has yet to confirm the snake species and if it is a endemic or exotic breed. The reptile is believed to have been discovered by dock workers while unloading empty shipping containers on Wednesday.
06 Dec 2019 10:01
Biosecurity Investigating A Snake Found In Container
MV Melanesian Pride.

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) is investigating the discovery of a snake inside one of the containers on board the cargo vessel, the MV Melanesian Pride.

The authority has yet to confirm the snake species and if it is a endemic or exotic breed. The reptile is believed to have been discovered by dock workers while unloading empty shipping containers on Wednesday.

The MV Melanesian Pride’s last port of call is believed to be Port Villa, Vanuatu. The vessel arrived at the Lautoka Wharf on Wednesday and departed yesterday.

The Fiji Ports Corporation Limited media officer, Ashika Chand, confirmed that investigations would be handled by BAF.

BAF’s media liaison officer, Khusboo Singh, said they would release a detailed statement today about the snake find.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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