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Rare 3-meter-long Indian python found in HCMC home

By Dinh Van   December 2, 2022 | 05:54 am PT
Rare 3-meter-long Indian python found in HCMC home
A 3-meter-long Indian python is handed over to forest rangers, December 2 2022. Photo courtesy of Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department
A three-meter-long Indian python found in the garden of a house in HCMC’s outskirts district of Nha Be was handed over to the forest department Friday.

The Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department took the snake to a wildlife rescue center.

The python, with a long head and brown patterns along a yellow-colored body was discovered by Nguyen Huu Loc three days ago while he was cutting grass in his garden.

He called out to neighbors and they teamed up to catch it and put it in a cage.

According to the rangers, the Indian python (Python molurus) weighed more than 10kg and was about 3 meters long.

The snake is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia and belongs to an endangered, rare and precious wildlife species in group IIB of Vietnam's Red List.

Although smaller than its close relative the Burmese python, the Indian python is still among the largest snakes in the world.

Last month, a three-meter-long Burmese python was found on the banks of a canal in HCMC’s District 12 and handed over to the municipal forest department.

 
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