Stomper stumbles upon reticulated python at McNair Road

Submitted by Stomper JD

Some people might get hiss-terical after seeing a snake but one Stomper managed to remain calm and call for help.

Stomper JD stumbled upon a huge reticulated python at McNair Rd between 11pm to midnight on Mar 29.

"I called the police and they handled the situation before the wildlife rescue people came," he said.

He left once the police told him he could: "I also need to go home sleep mah."

Here's what to do if you encounter a snake, according to an advisory by 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.

Members of the public who see a wild animal in distress can also call the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) at 97837782.