A lump in its body suggested the python had eaten something pretty substantial and was looking for a place to sleep off the meal.
Ms Bunsaner, 67, promptly called the Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation, which sent out its snake experts. They caught the four-metre constrictor and released it in the forest in Kathu.
The experts theorised that the snake had arrived along a nearby klong, which was swollen from the recent rain.
One of them, Poonsab Sae-ung, said the Foundation was receiving quite a few calls to catch snakes in recent days, because the heavy rain was flooding the reptiles’ habitats and they were looking for somewhere to stay until things dry out.
He added that although the snakes are released in an area far from human habitation, the spreading of residential areas meant that sometimes the released snakes find their way back into people’s houses, and have to be caught all over again.