Five-meter-long python caught after reportedly eating a chicken in Ban Bueng

PHOTO: Channan Jaiuea / Jaru Suksi / Top News

Ban Bueng –

A five-meter-long python has been caught after reportedly eating a chicken in Ban Beung early yesterday morning.

The python was caught by rescue workers, who had received a call from a local farmer in the Bueng sub-district before dawn yesterday morning, March 22nd, when the resident went to feed the chickens. The farmer, who requested their name withheld, was spooked by the snake and called authorities for assistance.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the python was inside the chicken coop. It took about five minutes to catch the massive python before the sneaky serpent was placed into a sack and removed from the area.

The farmer who first reported the snake stated that one of his chickens was missing, presumed eaten. The python will be released into a secluded forest away from people, but not harmed, in the Chonburi area according to animal control officers.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for closing in on three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.