Recently, a video featuring 2 men from Kelantan taking an enormous python on a joyride had went viral on social media.
In the video, it can be seen that the man wrapped the python around his waist while handling the motorcycle, whereas another man sat behind him holding the python’s tail. Fortunately, the python did not make the 2 men its target for lunch.
Meanwhile, as reported by Harian Metro, the python is believed to weigh around 200kg.
Responding to the video that went viral, Datuk Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, the Director-General of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) of Peninsular Malaysia confirmed that the incident happened in Kuala Krai, Kelantan on last Saturday (29 May).
He said that the python was caught by the 34-year-old owner of the plantation in a village in Lubuk Simpul, Kuala Krai at around 6 p.m.
“They were worried that the large python could threaten the safety of the residents. Without further delay, they captured the python and take it on the motorcycle to be handed over to PERHILITAN,”
“Earlier, they had contacted the Kuala Krai Wildlife staff at 12 noon, to inform them of the delivery of the wild reptile,” he said.
On the other hand, Kadir said that the owner of the plantation did not plan for the video to go viral and apologised beforehand.
Fortunately, the batik python was safely handed over to PERHILITAN at 2 p.m. on Sunday (30 May) before it was temporarily being placed in a PERHILITAN cage in Kuala Krai.
Despite the enormous python being safely handed over, it is still a dangerous act and it is not encouraged to do so.
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