The take down
What would you do when you come across a python? One is likely to shriek in fear, run away, or even come to a stop – for those “if you don’t move, it will not provoke you” types.
This man, on the other hand, handled his meetup with a python like a champ outside a nightclub in Serangoon Road.
He immediately came with a mop at hand, and pounced on the python.
And skillfully grabs it with his bare hands.
Perhaps what is most wonderful about the situation is his weapon of choice: the good ‘ole mop. You know, the thing you use to clean your floor with.
Netizens generally gave positive feedback, reaching 303 shares as at time of writing.
Many lauded his quick-thinking and bravery:
Others made jokes at the expense of the snake, referencing that the snake was caught at a nightclub:
Perhaps, we’d see an increase in mop sales – investors, we’ve said it first.
Jokes aside, the man’s quick-thinking, while unconventional, has helped the majority of us who may be frozen without a clue of what to do when faced with a python.
Pythons are relatively harmless animals since they lack venomous properties. They also happen to be a common occurrence throughout Singapore.
According to Wildlife Reserves Singapore, they receive around 40 to 50 pythons from around the island each month.
However, when one encounters the presence of a python, their best course of action is to contact agencies such as Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the Animal Concern Research and Education Society (ACRES) at 97837782, or even the Singapore Police Force.
According to NParks, it is best to stay calm on one’s snaky encounters. One can also call NParks at 1800-476-1600 on how to properly handle a snake. It is best to check back with experts on the appropriate course of action required.
The man’s actions over at Serangoon teaches us to not be afraid of fellow animals that may be living within our own communities. The community’s effort is required in creating a safe space for both people and animals to live in harmony.
You can watch the video here.