The Jakarta Post
The peak of the rainy season has come with its surprises. Pythons have reportedly appeared, carried by floodwaters to residential areas.
A West Jakarta water management worker found a python inside a water channel in the Citra 5 housing complex in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Tuesday at 8 a.m.
“I was busy cutting grass when suddenly a python came out and almost bit my face,” he said, kompas.com reported
The 4-meter, 8-kilogram python appeared when Amsir and his fellow workers were cleaning up the channel area.
When the python made a move, Amsir had no choice but to parry it with a sickle in his hand. The sickle injured the python.
“We caught the snake and put it in a sack,” he added.
Previously on Jan. 27, a python also made a surprise appearance in a housing complex in Kaliabang, Bekasi, West Java. The python, which was purportedly carried there by floodwaters, bit homeowner Maman, who was trying to catch it. (vla)