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Python found trapped in Thousand Islands fishing net

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 7, 2019   /   08:34 am
Python found trapped in Thousand Islands fishing net Rescuers catch a python trapped in a fishing net in the Thousand Islands regency on Feb. 6. (kompas.com/Sudin PKP Kepulauan Seribu)

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)