A 14-foot python, which was believed to be a Burmese python, was found in a frightened homeowner’s backyard devouring an equally large lizard.
It was a normal day for Uraiwan Seksuk, who step outside to hang her laundry. The last thing she expected to find was a huge snake in her garden in Mueang Samut Songkhram, central Thailand.
44-year-old Ms Seksuk said she called the authorities for help after she found the python slithering underneath the broken concrete floor of her garden. No one dared approach it until the police turned up to help. What they found was terrifying to say the least.
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The disturbing clip shows Thai police officers Sawang Benchait and Samut Songkhram taking bolt cutters and sledgehammers to the floor to pull the 14 foot python out of the ground and put it in the back of their van.
The snake seemed very displeased having been pulled out and was very aggressive towards the people in garden.
What was noticeable was the top half of the snake looked disproportionate to the rest of its body, it was only when they placed it in the back of van it regurgitated a huge lizard from it’s mouth.
Turns out the python had every right to be peeved as the police had disturbed it while it was having its meal, which happened to be a three-foot, 13kg Asian monitor water lizard.
It’s believed the python threw up his meal due to the effects and stress of being placed in captivity.
The Burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world and is usually found in tropical parts of South and Southeast Asia. They are mainly nocturnal rain forest dwellers, which may explain why this particular python was trying to crawl underneath Seksuk’s garden patio.
Like all snakes the Burmese python is a carnivore, they mainly prey on appropriately sized birds and mammals. Furthermore the female Burmese python tends to slightly longer and noticeably heavier than their male counterparts.
Asian water monitor lizards – also known as varanus salvator – are large lizards who are also known natives of the South and Southeast Asian regions. They are the world’s heaviest lizard, second only to Komodo dragons.
Just like the python they are carnivores who tend to eat turtles, as well as young crocodiles and crocodile eggs. Raised fins on their tails enable the species to be adapt swimmers.
In October 37-year-old Robert Nababan took on a 23-foot-long python who was causing roadside traffic.
Nababan, who was on his way home from work, decided to take matters into his own hand and engaged in a bloody fist-fight with the python.
He was able to kill the reptile but it got a few licks in before it died, even sinking its teeth into Nababan’s arm.