The Jakarta Post
It’s not unusual for Jakartans to discover more and more pythons as the rainy season progresses, with the latest one found trapped in a fishing net in Thousand Islands regency on Tuesday.
The snake was 5 meters long, said Eko Mahendro, chief of the South Thousand Islands Fire and Rescue Team Sector 8 unit.
"A Public Facility Maintenance Agency [PPSU] officer found the python trapped in a fishing net in a pond near the Pari Island subdistrict office," Eko said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.
Eko said the PPSU officer had been cleaning the pond.
After receiving a report of the snake’s discovery, three rescue officers were sent to capture it.
"Right now the snake is being held at the [South Thousand Islands] fire station," Eko said.
Dozens of pythons have been discovered in residential areas in Jakarta and its neighboring cities during this year’s rainy season. (gis)