The only poisonous (jedovatý) snake in the Czech Republic is an adder (zmije). The poison shouldn’t kill you but the very young and old should seek medical help immediately. The adder is apparently endangered and likely to hide from humans.


Many people have Ophidiophobia and just seeing a snake, poisonous or not, will really freak them out. I would certainly freak out if I found a snake in my home – but would I move to a new place afterwards?

Prague resident, Aliya Nazarkasimova, posted this message on the ‘Expats in Prague’ Facebook group:

FB user Anca Maria, offered some advice…

Marty McFly’s girlfriend wanted to know if there was a mongoose shop in Prague..

Mariya Boychinova suggested a review of the rent contract for a snake clause.
Evička Lai suggested that Aliya describe a snake from a Japanese disaster movie to her landlord.

Evička Lai then suggested finding an activity that might help to forget about the snake..

Gitika Bhalla was less sympathetic and more practical about the situation.

Aden Annunaki suggested that the only poisonous snakes in the Czech Republic live above 1500m – so nothing to worry about.

Ahmed M. Matar offered some advice that Daryl Harrison seemed to think was gained from watching the Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

Tereza Švarcová suggested that the conversation had become silly and that it could be an escaped mamba.

Inevitably, there was a reference to the movie ‘Snakes on a Plane’.

The conversation continued without ever properly identifying the snake, whether it had just slithered in or was the landlord’s pet. Aliya Nazarkasimova did ask if there was a company that provided anti-snake spraying services – like that is a thing!

So would you recommend Aliya Nazarkasimova moves to get away from the snake?