The rescue of a python coiled around lighting wires in Choa Chu Kang was deemed a spectacle recently by bystanders.
Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, or ACRES, saves the day again by retrieving a relatively big python hanging from lighting fixtures along the streets of Choa Chu Kang on Saturday morning.
In the videos circulating online today, ACRES co-chief executive and rescuer Kalai Vanan can be seen attempting to bring the python to the ground by using a ladder at first but eventually brought down the wires and uncoiled it by hand.
The rescue garnered a group of spectators in awe where some wasted no opportunity to film the incident.
“Being a typical kpo [busybody] [S]ingaporean #rareencounters,” TikTok user keel0z wrote in the video captions.
The crowd was also curious and asked Kalai questions about pythons.
He mentioned that the python was larger than most in Singapore and guesses that it weighs about 12 to 15 kilograms and measures about 2.5 meters in length. He added that it was not injured and was just scared.
“Now he’s scared so they tend to coil around [the hand] … but most of the ones in Singapore not so big,” Kalai said.
“Anything can bite la, you also can bite.” Kalai joked in response to a bystander asking if the python bites.
While pythons might look intimidating, they are nonvenomous and tend to climb up structures when threatened.
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