Python rescued from outside 19th floor of Chinese skyscraper

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A 10-foot python was rescued from a ledge outside the 19th floor of a Chinese skyscraper in a delicate rescue that was caught on camera.

The video, filmed Sunday, shows the gold snake slithering precariously on the ledge outside of a window on the 19th floor of a residential skyscraper in Kunming, Yunnan Province, in southwestern China.

The footage shows several men using a rope to pull the massive snake back in through the window.

Witnesses said the snake was being cared for by a building resident and slithered out through the open window when it was left unattended.

Police sent the python to a wildlife rescue center, as pythons are a protected species in the country.

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