'Chicken thief' spotted finally; forest guards catch python from poultry cage
Pandalam (Pathanamthitta): The forest guards caught a giant python which was trapped inside a cage after swallowing chicken. The snake was spotted from Thumpamon native Anil's residence in the wee hours of Friday.
The family heard noises from the poultry cage by 3 early morning and they searched the cage thinking the birds were scared to see a dog. Later, they found the python in the cage after daylight arrived.
The snake had swallowed two of the four chicken in the cage and was unable to move. When the forest guards from Ranni tried to get hold of the snake, it regurgigated the chicken.
The guards then put the python in a sack and carried it away. Another python was caught from the premises one week ago. Pythons are spotted frequently in places near Achankovil river after the flood in 2018.