The carcass of a 6-metre long Python was found while firemen were putting out a forest fire in Gong Kedak.
Photo: Fire and Rescue Department

Malaysia: Firemen discover burnt Python after battling forest fire
By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah, 5th May 2016;

Firemen putting out a forest fire in Gong Kedak were stunned to find a casualty of the blaze in the form of a six-metre long Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus).

The Python’s carcass was found about 7pm, just after firemen had just brought under control the fire at the 20-hectare forest bordering the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Gong Kedak last night.

The carcass was discovered by one of the firemen from the Pasir Putih Fire and Rescue Department

District Fire and Rescue Department commanding officer Azhar Elmi Mustofar said six firemen were dispatched to the scene at noon to battle the blaze.

They took about seven hours to bring the flames under control.

“After putting out the fire, we were shocked to discover the snake’s carcass on the ground,” he said.

He said the department believes that the fire was man-made.

Source: New Straits Times

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