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6-meter python found in tree in West Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 12, 2019   /   08:43 am
6-meter python found in tree in West Jakarta A West Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency worker tries to catch a python in a tree in Kalideres, West Jakarta on Feb. 11. (Via kompas.com/Sudin PKP Jakarta Barat)

Five West Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency workers were deployed on Monday to remove a 6-meter python from a tree near residential areas in Kalideres West Jakarta.

Agency head Rompis Romlih said the agency was notified by residents who feared the presence of the reptile.

“It turned out the snake was quite big. It was 6 to 7 meters long,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

The snake is suspected to have been carried by flood waters from its habitat. 

Rompis said the snake would be returned to its habitat only if it was possible. 

“The problem is, in Jakarta it is hard to find snake habitat,” he said. 

Dozens of other pythons have been spotted in Greater Jakarta over the past month, including at Citra 5 housing complex in Kalideres on Jan. 29. (fac)