Construction behind a South Pattaya restaurant slithered to a halt Feb. 4 when a back hoe driver uncovered a 5-meter-long python while digging out a reservoir.
Bunsueb Buntasan, 35, was digging next to the water well behind the Jong Je Bang restaurant off Sukhumvit Road Feb. 4 when he accidentally scooped up the 30kg snake. Bunsueb dropped the reptile back to the ground, then lightly placed the scoop on its body so it could not escape.
Sawang Boriboon Foundation animal-control officers did their own snake scooping, later releasing the reptile into the jungle far from humans.
That certainly is a big snake – animal-control officers were able to capture it and release it into the jungle, far from humans.