3m-long python spotted in Orchard Road likely emerged from drain while tracking prey: Experts

A clip of the incident shows the python attacking one of the men from a pest control firm. The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society believes the man was bitten.
A clip of the incident shows the python attacking one of the men from a pest control firm. The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society believes the man was bitten.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/RABBIKHAN KHAN

SINGAPORE - The 3m-long python that ended up in Singapore's famed shopping belt on Tuesday morning (Jan 29) was likely hunting for food when it unexpectedly emerged from the drainage system connected to the nearby canal, said wildlife experts.

While shoppers at Orchard Road were surprised to see the reptile coiled under a stone bench just outside Tang Plaza at around 9am, experts said on Wednesday that it is not unusual to find a reticulated python in the heart of the city.

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