Snakes go shopping too, guys!

1 Utama Shopping Centre, the mall located at Bandar Utama, also the largest shopping mall in Malaysia, took to their Facebook page this morning to share a surprising, slippery find. From what we gather, an “early riser” in the form of a 6-foot (reticulated?) python decided to hit the mall this morning. The scaly shopper was spotted at the 4th floor carpark, before it was caught swiftly by the 1 Utama Shopping Centre carpark officers, with the help of the Fire and Rescue Department (BOMBA).

According to the 1 Utama Shopping Centre management, the snake was then taken away safely. See the pictures of the scaly adventure below:


Note: The reticulated python is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. They are the world’s longest snakes and longest reptiles, and among the three heaviest snakes. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors and normally not considered dangerous to humans.

It is unclear if the snake was found at the New Wing or the Old Wing carpark, but the comments on 1 Utama Shopping Centre’s Facebook post are, of course, a hoot. “Shopping ma…gaji sudah masuk,” wrote on netizen while another said, “It was trying to catch a movie at GSCinemas. Hahaha.” We don’t know about you but we’re just glad that neither the python nor anyone else got hurt!

#SnakeGoesssssShopping ?

Source: 1 Utama / Featured image: 1 Utama.

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