Yesterday evening, a video of a foreign worker using a mop to catch a python circulated on social media.
In the video, a man can be seen using the head of the mop to hold the large snake down, before picking the snake up by both the head and the tail.
The incident took place outside a club, which looked to be along Campbell Lane of Little India.
The snake looked to be almost two metres in length.
While the man’s techniques for catching and handling the snake were definitely questionable, towards the end of the video, one of the other bystanders told him to hold it carefully, and that the authorities (inaudible which) were on the way.
TISG has reached out to ACRES, the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society for comment.
Sometime last year, a large python was found at Bukit Batok wet market.
It was seen to be slithering at the corner of the roof while it’s kill, a rat lay at the bottom, near a drain.
That day, ACRES was called over to the scene. They created a hole in the false ceiling of the shophouse, but an ACRES spokesperson said that the snake was not in view.
They advised that the snake would have slithered away as pythons are generally shy, non-venomous creatures, whose diet consists of small mammals, rats and birds. Since the snake was not removed from the premises, it is likely that it would have slithered away. /TISG