Early snake catches the worm in Jurong West

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A python joined residents on their morning exercise routine in Jurong West on Thursday (Mar 27).

A Stomper spotted the snake near a drain at Block 666 Jurong West Street 65 at around 5.30am, when she was out on her morning jog.

She told Stomp: "Another jogger spotted it first and informed us as he did not bring his mobile phone out while running.

"The python was resting by a drain besides the running path."

The Stomper said she called the authorities to inform them about the reptile, but did not manage to wait till someone came down.

She added: "We joggers believe that we will surely spot our 'friendly' friend again."

Snakes are part of our biodiversity, and members of the public are advised to keep a safe distance and avoid provoking them.

Those who see any wildlife in distress or in need of help can call Acres' 24-hour wildlife rescue team at 9783 7782.

For more information on dos and don'ts when encountering a snake, you may check out the National Parks Board's website.

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