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Pythons make appearance in Jakarta as rainy season hits peak

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 30, 2019   /   10:21 am
Pythons make appearance in Jakarta as rainy season hits peak West Jakarta water management workers show a python they found in a water channel at the Citra 5 housing complex in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Jan. 29. (kompas.com/Rima Wahyuningrum)

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)