Snakes alive at Negri park


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

KUALA PILAH: The Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest, at KM20 of the Seremban-Kuala Pilah road, has a slithery attraction – a python park.

The park, which opened in October last year, aims to conserve this threatened snake species and educate people about the reptiles.

State Tourism, Unity, Culture, Arts, Heritage and Malay Customs committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Razi Kail said the forest provided a suitable environment for the snakes.

“We see the Ulu Bendol Python Park making this area popular as people can see anacondas at close quarters.

“I have been told the park has 42 snakes from 11 species,’’ he said.

Its latest draw is the batik python, which is more than six metres long and weighs 90kg.

The forest is a popular picnic spot in the state, especially during the weekends, and for outdoor activities such as camping, trekking and jungle excursions.

The 825m-high Mount Angsi is located within the forest.

It can be accessed by wading through the Batang Terachi river trail.

The Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest and snake park are maintained by the Negri Sembilan Forest Department. — Bernama

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