Musambwa, an island on Lake Victoria in Uganda, is inhabited only by men - and snakes. About a thousand deadly cobras inhabit the island - seen by the fishermen who live there as spirits, rather than just snakes.
German officials have asked residents to keep windows and doors locked until the cobra is captured. The snake's whereabouts are still unknown.
A highly venomous snake spent several days on the loose in a German town, prompting authorities to evacuate several houses. It was eventually spotted by a worker who had been mowing the grass.
The escape of a pet cobra last month has left authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia scrambling for a new law on the private ownership of dangerous animals. A previous draft bill was deemed too bureaucratic.
A man in his mid-30s has become somewhat of an attraction at Dusseldorf's central train station as he walked around with a boa constrictor on his shoulders. Police have confiscated the reptile.
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