Snake becomes first reptile to catch coronavirus

A snake residing in Brooklyn has become the first of its kind to test positive for coronavirus, it has emerged.

The carnivorous reptile, also known as Kevin Durant, tested positive for coronavirus (or COVID-19) whilst undergoing a routine check at a local veterinarian in Brooklyn, New York.


Durant currently serves as a mascot for the Brooklyn Nets, having slithered across state lines from the Golden State Warriors last year.


Until now, it was unclear if snakes or other reptiles were susceptible to the virus that is sweeping the globe and has cancelled most major sports for the foreseeable future, including the NBA, but this diagnosis will be a worrying sign for other reptiles such as DeMarcus Cousins and LeBron James.

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