A python intent on a chicken dinner came away empty after animal-control officers captured it before the snake could raid a henhouse on Pratamnak Hill.
Kokarn Kaewsrignam called Sawang Boriboon officers to his home on Pratamnak Soi 7 after dark April 7 after finding a 1.5-meter-long white python chasing his 30 chickens around their pen.
The small pen, surrounded by trees, contained both hens and fighting cocks, all of which made a huge racket once the snake slithered in.
By the time officers arrived, the snake had retreated to a branch of a nearby tree, from which it was pulled, bagged and returned to the jungle.
Sawang Boriboon officers pull, bag and return the offending python to the jungle.