Sembawang python attack a freak event, say experts

A woman was looking for her cat on the second storey of an HDB block in Sembawang when she was bitten by a python on Tuesday.
A woman was looking for her cat on the second storey of an HDB block in Sembawang when she was bitten by a python on Tuesday.PHOTO: CHAN YIN HA

Snakes in general are not aggressive towards humans and do not bite unless provoked

Snake attacks are rare and the creatures generally shy away from people unless threatened, say experts.

At around 4am on Tuesday, a woman was bitten on her left leg by a python while she was looking for her cat on the second storey of a Sembawang Housing Board block. The bite left her bleeding profusely.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Sembawang python attack a freak event, say experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe