On the morning of April 13, 2015, shortly after 09.00 a.m. the sight of a large python on the bridge at the Pattaya Naklua, Soi 2, horrified residents. The animal was found next to houses and opposite a children’s play area and had wound itself several times around a tree branch. It was so large that the tree gave way under the weight.
Summoned helpers shook the reptile from the tree, on the ground, where they used sticks to get the animal under control. It took 3 men to hold the snake.
This is a python, which can grow up to 8 meters in length and is found in all of Thailand. The fact that such a large animal is found in the middle of a residential area, fortunately is very rare. Pythons are among the less aggressive representatives of their kind, but nobody wants to have such an animal in the neighborhood.
The nocturnal snake had chosen the wrong tree as the resting place. It was removed and the residents are relieved to know that their children can play again in safety.