The environmental and animal welfare group of the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA, have seized two crocodiles and three snakes from a travelling circus in the Extremaruda town of Fresnedoso de Ibor.

The crocodiles were Crocodylus niloticus, more commonly known as Nile Crocodiles, whereas two of the snakes were Python molurus bivittatus, or Albino Pythons, the third being a Python reticulates, or reticulated python.

The circus did not have the necessary documentation to have the animals in Spain, nor could they prove the origin of the specimens.

Under the laws relating to such animals, they have now been handed to the care of the Customs and Excise department in the province of Cáceres.

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