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Snakes common visitors during rainy season

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, February 28, 2019   /  02:34 pm
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During the rainy season, sightings of snakes have been reported in various areas in the capital as puddles are their easy access to the city.(Shutterstock/Isroi)

The rainy season brings unwelcome slithery visitors, as pythons have been recently found in several locations across Jakarta, ranging from rivers to residents’ homes. On Tuesday, a 3-meter python entered a house in South Petukangan, Pesanggarahan, South Jakarta through a 6.35-centimeter ventilation pipe. Earlier, on Feb. 10, workers with the Jakarta Environment Agency’s water management department found a 5-meter-long python in the Moorkervart River in Kalideres, West Jakarta. On the same day, a resident in Koja, East Jakarta found two 3-meter-long pythons on the street after a flood hit the area. Banjir, ular sanca keluar . Warga di Jakarta Timur pic.twitter.com/rba0HYHkKr — Hojin (@chamadhojin) February 21, 2017 The Jakarta Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) recorded at least seven python sightings in the city since January 2019: in South J...