Johor firemen catch python found in toilet bowl

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Fire and Rescue Department caught a 3m python after it made its way into a toilet bowl in a house at Taman Dato Syed Idris here.

Iskandar Puteri Fire Station chief Khairi Zainudin said the department received a distress call at 5.11pm on Monday (March 22) and deployed seven personnel with one fire engine to the location.

“The python is successfully caught using a snake pole and has since been released far away from the housing area.

“Snakes usually come out during this hot season to search for a cool and wet place,” he said in a statement.

In a similar case, the Skudai Fire and Rescue Department caught a 3m cobra under a staircase at Kolej Taman Putra in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai campus here.

Skudai Fire station chief Riduan Akhyar said the department received a distress call at 7.38pm and deployed 10 personnel with one fire truck and one Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van to the location.

“The cobra is caught and been released to a far and safe location,” he said.

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