Rare dog-toothed cat snake found in Sibu town

SIBU: The presence of a dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon) shocked the public here on Friday (June 14).

The rare snake species was seen coiled around the tyre rim of a car parked at Lane 3, Jalan Wong King Huo.

Sibu District Malaysian Civil Defence Officer Maj (PA) Wan Mohd Jabir Wan Mohd Badrudin said his team received an emergency call from the owner of the car at 10.52am.

Immediately after that, three civil defence officers were deployed to the scene located 5.5km from the Sibu District Civil Defence Centre.

"Arriving at the location, it was found that the snake was still inside the rear tyre rim of the complainant's car.

"The snake, which is four feet long and weighs 300 grams, was successfully caught using a special tool within 15 minutes," he said.

According to him, the snake was brought to the operation centre and would be released to its original habitat far away from the public.

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