A 4-metre long female reticulated python was caught in an oil palm plantation at Kampung Sungai Kerang, Teluk Intan yesterday.
According to the New Straits Times, 90 eggs were found inside its nest when the Malaysian Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel successfully captured the female reptile.
Bernama reported that a villager had discovered the snake while cleaning his oil palm smallholding. “4 JPAM officers and personnel rushed to the scene. It took us about 20 minutes to lure the reptile out of the nest before catching it,” said Hilir Perak district JPAM officer, Mohd Fadzly Mohamad Zawawi.
Mohd Fadzly also told reporters that 7 or 8 of the eggs had already been eaten by monitor lizards based on residual evidence. The officer later added that the female reticulated python and her eggs would be delivered to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan), Teluk Intan Office.
Check out the video below where members of JPAM used snake tongs and a hook as tools to capture the reptile.
On another note, remember what happened when the “world’s longest python” was captured in Penang last month? Let’s hope history won’t repeat itself.