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Five-meter python discovered in East Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 23, 2019   /   05:16 pm
Five-meter python discovered in East Jakarta Officials from the East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency and residents pose with a snake they caught late on Friday in front of a pawnshop. (kompas.com/Vitorio Mantalean)

The East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency caught a 5-meter snake in front of the Cipinang Jaya pawnshop in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Friday.

Agency head Gatot Sulaiman said the snake was a reticulated python.

The reptile had allegedly come from the gutter in front of the pawnshop.

The agency sent five fire and rescue officers to the location after hearing reports from local residents of sightings of the snake at around 11:30 p.m.

The evacuation process lasted half an hour.

“One rescue unit was dispatched and completed the evacuation by 11:55 p.m.”

The python is currently being secured by the agency. (bry)