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Villagers relieved after fowl-eating python caught

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SERENDAH: Kampung Tok Pinang villagers have solved their problem with the capture of a python at 10.30pm on Sunday.

A farmer, jolted awake by the clucking of his chickens, rushed to the scene to find a python coiling around a chicken in a cowshed.

The 20kg python was aggressive, and he warned his son not to get too close, before contacting the authoritie­s for assistance.

“The python by then had abandoned the chicken and slithered onto the roof of the cowshed,” said the farmer’s son, Mohd Abdullah Soleh, 19.

“Malaysian Civil Defence Force personnel captured the snake.”

He said his family had lost many animals in the past year.

The dead chickens were covered in a slimy substance, believed to be snake vomit.

“Two days earlier, our farmers found dead chickens, which were killed in a similar manner.

“With the capture of this python, we hope there will be no more disturbanc­es,” he said.

Hulu Selangor Civil Defence Force officer Mansor Ab Rasid said it took five personnel 20 minutes to capture the python, adding that it had been released into its natural habitat in Hulu Selangor.

 ?? PIC COURTESY OF THE MALAYSIAN CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE ?? Malaysian Civil Defence Force personnel catching the 20kg python in Hulu Selangor on Sunday.
PIC COURTESY OF THE MALAYSIAN CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE Malaysian Civil Defence Force personnel catching the 20kg python in Hulu Selangor on Sunday.

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