fifteen dead snakes discovered in the canal in Wasquehal, an open investigation

The reptiles were enclosed in plastic bags. The Animal Protection League filed a complaint.

Fifteen royal pythons were found dead on Monday evening in the canal at Wasquehal. The reptiles were discovered by residents near the Plomeux lock, in garbage bags and shopping bags that had been in the water for several hours, indicates France Blue.

The 15 royal pythons measured between 90 centimeters and 1.50 meters and weighed at least 1 kg.

“It’s absolutely filthy”

On site, the Animal Protection League (LPA) took the reptiles out of the water. The LPA has also decided to file a complaint.

“A dead snake is terrible, but 15 is absolutely filthy,” said Manon Lepage, head of the Roubaix Animal Protection League, to France Bleu. It remains a barbaric act, throwing away an animal with which we have lived is intolerable.

In The voice of the North, Manon Lepage denounces the fact that recovering reptiles has “almost become weekly on the territory”. “Particularly because of the proximity to Belgium where the legislation governing the purchase of reptiles is much more flexible, she adds. However, having a reptile at home is not trivial, because it is an animal with special needs.

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