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Second python in one day caught in Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 27, 2019   /   07:02 am
Second python in one day caught in Jakarta Officials and residents show a 3-meter python they caught on Untung Jawa Island in the Thousand Islands regency. (Warta Kota/Junianto Hamonangan)

A python was caught at a house on Untung Jawa Island in the Thousand Islands regency on Tuesday, marking the second discovery of such a snake in Jakarta on the same day.

South Thousand Islands district rescue team head Eko Mahendro said a resident had reported the presence of a 3-meter snake at the empty property located behind her own house at 8:20 a.m.

Four rescue officers were deployed to capture the reptile, with residents, Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) personnel and Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) staff helping in the effort.

“The situation was controlled, even though we captured the snake using minimal tools,” Eko said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

The snake has been caged at a Fire and Rescue Agency post on the island.

A 3-m python that had entered a resident’s house in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta, was also captured on Tuesday. The snake had entered the house through a ventilation pipe.

Unlike before, this year’s rainy season has been marked by the appearance of dozens of pythons in Jakarta and the surrounding areas. (gis)