Python found hiding under boy's bed after killing family's cat

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Aug. 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A mother in Thailand called for help when she discovered the culprit behind the killing of her cat -- a python hiding under her son's bed.

Thanapoom Lekyen, 42, said she found her family's kitten dead below the window ledge outside their Chaochoengsao home late last week, and she ended up called for help when she discovered the feline's killer hiding under the bed in her 13-year-old son's room.

The woman said her son, Nong, had earlier fallen asleep in her room, so he wasn't in danger from the python.

A video captured inside the home shows responders from Chachoengsao Voluntary Rescue working to capture the python from beneath the bed early Saturday morning.

The large snake puts up a struggle, but the rescuers are able to contain it safely inside a bag. One of the men sustained a minor injury to his hand from being bitten by the serpent during the capture.

The rescuers said the snake would be released back into the wild a safe distance away from the home.

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