Kusoldharm rescue workers were notified by a local resident that a big python had been found near the Phuket Formal Education Centre on Damrong Rd in Phuket Town at 1:40am today (Oct 23) and went to the scene to find a five-metre long python under the centre’s name plate.
About ten more rescue workers were called to assist with the capture with a big cage and it took the team 10 minutes to catch the python.
Head of snake catching team of the Kusoldharm Foundation, Mr Poonsap Sae-eung, said, “The python was just over five metres long and weighed over 70kg.
“We have already contacted the Nature and Wildlife Education Centre at the Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area in Thalang. However, we think that the python be released in Phang Nga or Surat Thani as it is too big for Phuket.”