Snakes and rats to head for suburbs, warn Cape fire experts

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Fire fighters battle a fire near Hout Bay. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)
Fire fighters battle a fire near Hout Bay. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

Cape Town - Experts have warned Capetonians that rats and mice from fire-ravaged areas will head for the suburbs in search of food and snakes will follow them.

According to the Sunday Times, reptile rescuer Shaun MacLeod has said that in the event of such fires snakes go underground. But when the fires are out, survivors will come out for food.

“The rats and mice that have survived will go to domestic areas and the snakes will follow them,” he said.

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