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Tseikuru residents kill poisonous snake

 Thamnophis sauritus sauritus, a dangerous snake has been killed in Kalimbui sublocation this morning by angry residents who left it at the middle of the road.


Muuchwi snake killed at Tseikuru today. Photo/MUSYOKA NGUI

The eastern ribbon snake is locally known as Muuchwi or Inyuuki.

It is not a surprising incident to spot a snake slithering along the road when driving or walking in Tseikuru ward.

Usually, snakes are attracted by water and they feed on preys including chicken eggs and young chicks, birds, insects and lizards. When it is very hot, they enter homes of residents for shelter.

Due to high belief in superstitions in Mwingi, snakes are sometimes associated with witchcraft and bad omen. But this has no scientific prove.

Story by MUSYOKA NGUI and MWINGI TIMES CORRESPONDENT

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  1. The peacefull snake, i hav never seen. Not dangerous at all. Talk of cobras and black mamba not this one

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  2. Mukusyi is a non venomous snake

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