Indonesian volunteers rescue and relocate nine huge pythons back into the wild
Nine huge pythons that were saved from settlements in Indonesia have been released back into the wild.
In footage filmed in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra province on Sunday (May 17), volunteers from the Bukittinggi Reptile Animal Community (B-Reptanic) took out a snake-filled cage to its secretariat yard.
Most of these pythons have recovered from major injuries and were faced with death as they would have been killed by residents who find them in houses and cattle sheds.
Nine eight to 13-foot long python were rescued from residents’ homes in the past two months have been quarantined and treated for healing.
The snakes put in sacks and bags then taken to the wild far away from settlements in the Sianok canyon area in Agam district.
Mutiara Annisa, B-Reptanic volunteer said, while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic many people found snakes coming into their homes.
Residents who find snakes are asked not to kill as volunteers will catch them.
According to Annisa, snakes released into their habitat to maintain the ecosystem balance.