Python makes midnight appearance at Bukit Batok Central Road

Submitted by Stomper Snowflake

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A python was spotted in Bukit Batok in the early hours of Dec 3.

Stomper Snowflake told Stomp that she sighted the snake while driving along Bukit Batok Central Road, after Bukit Batok Street 21 at about 12.23am.

"I guess he came out for some fresh air," said the Stomper.

"At that time, there were some oncoming cars and it decided to turn back towards the pavement and into the grass.

"It vanished."

Snowflake wanted to share the sighting to warn joggers and others walking in the area towards Bukit Batok MRT Station to be cautious.

In November, another Stomper warned residents staying in Sembawang to be 'extra careful' after spotting a python slithering between Block 510B and Block 512 Wellington Circle.

The National Parks Board (NParks) advises the public to take the following advice when encountering a snake in a public area:

Here is what to do if you encounter a snake in a public area, according to the National Parks Board (NParks):

  • Observe from a safe distance, as snakes will not attack unless disturbed or provoked.

  • Stay calm and back away slowly, giving it space to retreat.

  • Do not approach or attempt to handle the snake.

  • Leave it alone, especially if it is in its natural habitat. Call NParks at 1800-476-1600 if you need assistance.

  • Keep pets on a tight leash as they might chase the snake and frighten it.