Pipe Python: Thai rescuers spend an hour drilling, cutting out stuck snake (Video)

Thai rescuers spend an hour drilling, cutting out stuck a 2-meter python that managed to get itself stuck in a PVC pipe. Screenshot: Sanook
Thai rescuers spend an hour drilling, cutting out stuck a 2-meter python that managed to get itself stuck in a PVC pipe. Screenshot: Sanook

We cover a lot of snake stories on Coconuts Bangkok, but usually they involve a person being terrorized in some way – be it a snake emerging from toilet to bite a homeowner’s penis, sleeping on the roof of a Bangkok home without invitation, or slithering into bed with a woman.

But today, rescuers had to work together to save not a human, but a wide-bodied python that somehow managed to get itself stuck in a PVC pipe.

A rescue team arrived at Chonburi’s Sriracha District to find the #thicc serpent firmly stuck inside a 2-inch drain pipe it had been trying to slither through.

Since only the snake’s tail end was visible, rescuers believe it was likely looking for food in the area when it suddenly headed into the pipe for safety, said Thanaset Winthakornbanthit, chief of the volunteer rescue squad.

Though its body was able to pass through the hole, the pipe inside the drain apparently narrowed, leading to the python’s predicament.

Rescuers had to carefully drill the surrounding concrete in order to pull the PVC pipe out of the drain. Even then, they were forced to cut through the plastic with what appeared to be an industrial-strength pair of shears. (Editor: One Coconuts colleague says they’ve heard them referred to as “tin snips,” but we’re open to consultation from readers on this one.)

“Look how tired it is,” said one of the empathetic rescuers after the python was finally freed.

As of press time, the snake had been returned to its natural habitat, hopefully far away from any PVC pipes.

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