Python bite at Sembawang HDB block a freak incident, uncommon in Singapore: Experts

A pest controller driving a python out of hiding from a drain (left) on the ground floor of a Housing Board block in Sembawang Drive, on Oct 9, 2018, after a woman (right) was bitten on the second storey of the block.
A pest controller driving a python out of hiding from a drain (left) on the ground floor of a Housing Board block in Sembawang Drive, on Oct 9, 2018, after a woman (right) was bitten on the second storey of the block.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF CHAN YIN HA

SINGAPORE - Snake attacks are rare and the creatures generally shy away from people unless they feel threatened.

This is the view of experts that The Straits Times spoke to following a snake bite incident at a Sembawang Housing Board block.

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