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Snakes giving residents the jitters (06th December 2011)
THERE has been a strange phenomenon at Taman Skudai Baru here in Johor Baru and its residents are hoping for some answers soon.Since the beginning of this year, there have been more than 12 reports of python invasion in the housing estate. With about a catch a month, many residents are worried if there were unreported cases.
Resident Fairus Azhar Hamzah, 25, said what was worrying was that the snakes often preyed on their pets especially cats and other small animals.
Fairus said the size of the pythons caught so far has given him the shivers as the slithery creatures were long and big -- at times more than nine metres long and about half-a-meter in width.
"Most of the children staying in the housing estate have developed a phobia for snakes and some are traumatised," he said.