Animals

Huge python, almost 4 metres long, found by building workers in China

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 March, 2016, 1:33pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 March, 2016, 1:55pm

Building workers have found a huge python at a construction site in southeast China, according to a television station report.

The snake was spotted on Tuesday afternoon in Youxi county in Fujian province, the county TV station said.

Police were called who later brought a snake catcher as they were unable to coax the python out of its hole.

The snake , measuring 3.7 metres and weighing 23 kg, was eventually caught, the report said.

Police said the python was not injured and was later released into the wild, according to the article.

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The snake catcher was quoted as saying that the animal was 100 years old, but experts say it is rare for the animals to live much beyond 40.