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Egypt warns Aswan residents of scorpions and snakes

Egyptian authorities issued an urgent warning to citizens about scorpions and snakes have spread in Aswan after rains have distributed their nests.

These animals typically live in the mountains and shy away from hide temperatures, however recent weather disturbances causing torrents of rains have forced snakes and scorpions away from their dens, the head of the Meteorology Department at the Agricultural Research Center in Egypt, Shaker Aboul Maaty, told Sada al-Balad satellite channel on Sunday evening.

He advised residents and farmers of the southern governorates to be careful especially when it rains and wear proper footwear outside to avoid being bitten.

He assured that the current infestation in Aswan is temporary and once the waters dry up the creatures will leave.

Aboul Maaty appealed to all farmers in the governorates of Egypt to be careful when planting as scorpions and snakes can hide inside trees and plants.

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