Snake spotted near childcare centre at Jurong West

Submitted by Stomper AzLynn

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A snake was spotted near a childcare centre located at Block 275A Jurong West Street 25 at 10.40pm on Saturday (Jul 7).

Stomper AzLynn was going visiting for Hari Raya with a friend when they were alerted to the snake by an old man.

She said: "He seemed shocked as he said he saw the snake as he was passing by.

"We were shocked and surprised as well since it was our first time encountering a snake, plus it was near a childcare centre.

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"We went near the place and confirmed that there was a snake.

"We first saw the snake on the grass, but after that it slithered nearer to the childcare centre .

"We then called the police who alerted the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres).

"Two men came down half an hour after we made the police report, and they took less than 10 minutes to capture the snake.

"They used something that was about a metre long to catch it before putting it in a bag."

In response to a Stomp query, Acres said that the snake in the video is a reticulated python, which is native to Singapore and is commonly found island-wide.

"They have become adapted to living in urban areas as their diet mainly consists of rats," said the Acres spokesman.

"Snakes, just like most wild animals, are shy and will always move away.

"If you were to see a snake in an urban area, take a photo and call our hotline at 97837782 for assistance."

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