Limbless reptile: Ten-feet-long python killed at Lawrence Gardens

Wildlife Assistant Director Abdul Shakoor said the serpent had probably crept into the park from a sewage drain


Our Correspondent September 12, 2015
Wildlife Assistant Director Abdul Shakoor said the serpent had probably crept into the park from a sewage drain. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE:


Lawrence Gardens staff killed a 10-feet-long python on Saturday after it had been sighted.


Wildlife Assistant Director Abdul Shakoor told The Express Tribune that the department would present the body of the snake to a magistrate to obtain permission to stuff the serpent.

“Most pythons found in the monsoon tend to be 10 to 15-feet-long.

This is normal for pythons,” he said.

Shakoor said the serpent had probably crept into the park from a sewage drain. “Lawrence Gardens is extremely old and happens to present a good environment for the snake,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2015.

COMMENTS (7)

Tyggar | 5 years ago | Reply @Chitral wala: Nobody was thinking about Hindus and their beliefs. Are you saying only Hindus are capable of common sense? If the python has been spotted,, why will you let a child go near it. A python does not chase people and kill them. It can easily be trapped. its not a tiger or leopard that will jump up and maul you. But alas your religious hatred comes between you and common sense
Alladitta | 5 years ago | Reply It should have been released to the wild.
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