SAN ANTONIO, TX – An electrical problem inside the San Antonio Zoo is to blame for a fire that broke out in the reptile area.
We’re sad to report a rare komodo dragon and other reptiles died, and several snakes are in serious condition due from smoke inhalation.
The fire posed some unusual challenges for firefighters, having to dodge dozens of poisonous snakes and keep their water usage to a minimum to avoid drowning the animals.
Luckily, no other animals or people were injured.
The zoo says it could be up to eight months before the komodo exhibit reopens.