Rescue workers struggle to bag mammoth python

PHUKET: It took rescue workers more than 20 minutes to remove a feasting five-meter-long python from a Phuket Town hen house last night.

“It was quite a big snake, probably 40 kilograms, and had already eaten one chicken by the time we arrived,” said Natakorn Komutphon, a Kusoldharm Foundation rescue worker.

The homeowner on Soi Roongrawee, near Vachira Phuket Hospital, found the snake after investigating strange noises emanating from his hen house.

“He called us once he realized what was happening,” Mr Natakorn said. “All residents should be careful and call us in to handle these situations.

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The snake was later released at the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Kusoldharm Foundation can be reached 24 hours a day at 076-246 301.

Last week, a massive python was also caught choking down a chicken in the hen house at former Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong’s Residence (story here).

— Kongleaphy Keam

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