It was near midnight when a resident of the Estonian city of Pärnu heard a hiss from under the closet. Looking under the furniture, amazed the man found there a rather big bright spotted snake colors.
Rescuers promptly arrived at the place, caught a strange guest and brought him to the mini zoo, the owner of which is Peeter Põldsam assured: the snake is not dangerous. Zoologist classified the strange find as a tortoise snake, traditional North American inhabitant.
It is unlikely, of course, that the snake independently got from relatives forests to faraway Estonia. Põldsam is convinced that the snake is home a pet that slipped away from the owners and made its way to the neighbor’s an apartment; with these agile reptiles this happens quite often.
While there is a search for the rightful owner, the tortoise snake will remain on overexposure in a mini-zoo.