The snake — likely a Black Racer or similar species — was found on the golf course.
Officials said that “given the significant impacts that any snakes, especially a Black Racer, would have on Bermuda’s ecology the snake has been humanely euthanized.”
The statement from Government said, “The Department of Conservation Services can confirm that a three foot snake was removed from Tucker’s Point Resort this afternoon to the care and control of the zoo staff of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
“The snake was found on the golf course, near the pond by the clubhouse and after an examination it was found to be a female, most likely a Black Racer [Coluber constrictor] or a similar species.
“The Black Racer is non-venomous snake that predates on lizards, insects, birds, rodents and frogs. Black racers are found throughout the eastern U.S., from southern Maine to the Florida Keys.
“Racers are faster than most other snakes, very agile, and generally flee when approached, often climbing into small trees or shrubs. They breed April until late summer.
“The Department of Conservation Services can confirm that given the significant impacts that any snakes, especially a Black Racer, would have on Bermuda’s ecology the snake has been humanely euthanized,” concluded the spokesperson.
- File photo of a Coluber constrictor