A ‘visitor’ at the cafe turns out to be a phyton

By Hafiz Asnawi

GOMBAK, 1 October 2015: The Kulliyyah of Education was shocked to find a wild ‘visitor’ to its cafe last week. A wild python measuring 12 feet long was spotted by one IIUM staff at around 9.20 a.m.

“I believe the python has already eaten two cats at the nearby cafe. I’m not sure when the snake ate the first cat but we found it while it was swallowing the second cat at the nearby IIUM river,” said the snake catcher Imam Ghazali, who worked as a cleaner at the university.

It was believed to be a Burmese python type that is capable of growing to maximum length of 18 feet. The snake was caught near the river while it was resting after having the cat for breakfast at 9.50a.m.

Soon after it was caught, the university’s security personnel called the Jabatan Pertahanan Awam to hand over the snake at 10.30 a.m. The university security advised the students to keep beware of wild animals especially at night. He also praised the man who had the courage to catch the snake single handed.***


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