2 cobras invade Jembrana home and military barrack

A Jembrana firefighter showed a giant cobra that was captured for entering a house in Mendoyo on May 31, 2022. Photo: Obtained.
A Jembrana firefighter showed a giant cobra that was captured for entering a house in Mendoyo on May 31, 2022. Photo: Obtained.

Two extremely venomous snakes were captured by Jembrana firefighters on Tuesday, after the reptiles invaded two places of residence in the region. 

Local outlets reported that one cobra, which was 3 meters long, was captured by Jembrana firefighters on Tuesday afternoon following a report from a local named Gede Mahesa, 25, in a village in Mendoyo.

Mahesa alerted the officers after he noticed the large snake slithering on the roof of his house. The location proved a challenge for the firefighters, as it took them three hours to evacuate the cobra.

“The snake’s venomous so [we] had to be careful,” Jembrana Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) community protection officer I Putu Pranajaya confirmed.

A Jembrana firefighter displayed a cobra that was captured on May 31, 2022, at a house in Mendoyo. Photo: Obtained.

The big cobra was not the only one who caused slithery mayhem that day. Separately, a smaller cobra, reported to be 1.5 meters in length, entered a military barrack in Jembrana at around 9pm. This time, the snake was easier to capture as it was smaller and was lurking in the barrack’s yard.

The bigger snake was reportedly eliminated as a precautionary measure. The smaller cobra’s fate was unknown but it was reported that the firefighters would coordinate with a local conservation agency for advice on next steps.



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