Belfast home hunters mistake reptile’s enclosure for large hashish tent


{A photograph} on property websites raised eyebrows and chuckles this week over what some individuals thought was a hashish rising tent.

ut brokers moved to allay fears and confirmed it’s in actual fact house to a 4ft snake referred to as Hancock.

Ulster Property Gross sales marketed a two-bed townhouse on the market in west Belfast final week, together with footage of the house.

Two of them featured an enormous tent designed for rising hashish.

The advert for the property on Crocus Road, off the Falls Highway, brought about a stir on social media, with many individuals sharing the itemizing and their curiosity concerning the tent within the lounge.

However Conor Beirne, of UPS Andersonstown, made clear to Sunday Life the tent will not be getting used to develop hashish however is as an alternative a makeshift house for a four-foot male boa imperator referred to as Hancock.


Boa imperators want scorching and humid situations to outlive

Boa imperators want scorching and humid situations to outlive

“It’s getting used as a reptile vivarium. It’s a snake enclosure for Hancock. He’s two years outdated and may develop as much as 10 ft, therefore the dimensions of the enclosure,’’ he mentioned.

“The dimensions of the tent meant it was troublesome to maneuver it out of the reception room for pictures to be completed. The snake proprietor was fairly relaxed about having the pictures publicised.

“The lounge is sort of giant, as is the reptile tank. The truth is, when you look intently within the footage, you possibly can see Hancock within the tank.

“We had various individuals come ahead to ask concerning the vivarium to seek out out if it was simply that or a hashish tent, however we had been capable of fulfill issues and make sure it’s getting used to accommodate a reptile.

“It definitely generated loads of curiosity — the response has been phenomenal. We’ve been capable of give the property the attain it wanted and have a wholesome variety of individuals viewing it over the weekend. We count on to have gives on it this week.”

Shortly after the itemizing appeared on-line, the photographs that includes the develop tent had been faraway from the UPS web site, with Mr Beirne saying they’d been taken down as a result of they’d generated enough curiosity.

He added: “It had completed its job. We bought the response we would have liked for the property. We now have our viewings and we’ll now negotiate for the property to be bought. The proprietor had seen the response we bought and didn’t really feel there was any must hold these footage on-line.

“We had been fairly shocked by the engagement we bought with it, not simply on our web site however on social media — it was phenomenal.

“We had over 50,000 views on the itemizing inside 48 hours. It’s actually fairly the response.”

There is no such thing as a suggestion of any wrongdoing by the property proprietor or Ulster Property Gross sales.

Boa imperators, just like boa constrictors, are non-venomous tropical snakes with a life expectancy of as much as 35 years. They’re generally saved in captivity and require scorching and humid situations to outlive.


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