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Another python stuck in drain - this time outside St Gabriel's Primary

Stomp | Friday, May 9, 2014

A metre-long snake was spotted gliding along a drain outside St Gabriel's Primary School in Lorong Chuan this morning at around 9am by two women.

Stomp readers Kathryn and Gwen said that a crowd had gathered to watch the python, which also tried to enter a hole in the drain at one point.

This is only one of the many reported sightings of the reptile in urban areas of Singapore recently.

Last Thursday, a snake had slithered out of a toilet bowl at a unit in Sims Avenue and bit a woman, who was later sent to hospital.

Earlier last month, a python stuck in a drainage pipe in a Jurong West canal had also caused a hoo-ha and attracted a huge crowd. One Stomp contributor even called the police in an attempt to rescue it.

Kathryn told Stomp in a phone conversation:

"A metre-long python was seen in the drain today at about 9am, in the drain outside St Gabriel's Primary School.

"It was gliding and I also took a photo of it trying to enter one of the drain holes. There were a lot of people watching the python."

Stomp contributor Gwen said the snake seemed stuck in the hole, prompting her to call the ​ Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA).

She also raised concerns over the snake being spotted near a primary school.

Said Gwen:

"It's 10.30am now and police officers are at the scene.

"With this big snake right beside a primary school, I can't imagine what might have happened if its movement was free and easy."


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