A large python has been caught after reportedly eating an expensive rooster in Ban Bueng yesterday.
The python was caught yesterday afternoon (April 6th) by rescue workers and snake handlers, who had received a call from the owner of a chicken farm in Ban Bueng and had discovered the python in his chicken coop, which is his prime source of income.
Rescue workers used a snake snare to catch the python before recovering the snake with their bare hands and placing it into a secure sack. The python was unable to move quickly or escape due to its recent meal according to the snake handlers.
The farm owner, who only gave his first name to the press, Mr. Somchai, told The Pattaya News, “I found that one of my roosters was gone while checking my chicken coops as I do regular counts of my flock and keep a close watch. I checked the CCTV in my coop and viewed footage of the python in the act of entering the coop and eating my prized rooster. This particular rooster cost more than ten thousand baht and was extremely valuable to me and the farm overall.”
The python is 3.50 meters long and weighs 15 kilograms, according to the snake handlers. The python will be released back to a forest in the Chonburi area and will be treated with respect and safely, reassured rescue workers.
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