From Sun Daily:
Three female Civil Defence Officers overpower 10 metre python
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ALOR STAR: It was a feat indeed for it took the might of three women to wrestle a 10m python which they finally captured at a chicken coop in Kampung Jelutong, near Padang Terap in the wee hours of the morning.
It all started with a rooster crowing at 2am which awoke its owner, said Padang Terap District Civil Defence Force (APM) Officer Lt Mohd Shukri Shuib.
The owner upon hearing the unusual shrill in the rooster’s crow realised something was amiss and after inspecting his chicken coop, found a very full and “swollen” python which had devoured 10 of his chickens.
The three female APM members arrived at the site at 3am and managed to capture the 90kg snake with special equipment.
It was no easy feat as the exercise to capture the aggressive reptile took over 40 minutes.
It was the largest snake that had been captured by the APM, said Mohd Shukri in a statement adding that none of the male APM members were present at the time as they had rushed to the site of a road accident at another location.
The Smithsonian Institute will pay US$150,000 for evidence of the longest snake ever caught, and I believe that 10-metre python qualifies.
Currently the longest python in the world is Medusa kept at a performing theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, and measures at 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long, and weighs 158.8 kg (350 lbs).
But the 'evidence' required by the Smithsonian Institute has to be verified by an acceptable/recognisable scientist, so just 'tok-kok' won't do. Sadly, the one caught in Penang died before such an statistic examination of the snake could be done.
reputed to be 8 metres long