2m-long snake found at NTU dormitory

2m-long snake found at NTU dormitory

The two-metre-long python was eventually caught by staff from a pest control company.

SINGAPORE: A two-metre-long snake, believed to be a reticulated python, was seen at an undergraduate dormitory within the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus early on Wednesday morning (Oct 12).

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Lucas Leong, who stays at NTU Hall of Residence 15, was alerted to it after his roommate spotted the reptile on his way to the washroom at 2.20am.

Mr Leong, whose room is on the ground floor of Block 72, said: "When we saw the python, we all ran for our phones and started taking pictures. It was good stuff."

The 22-year-old said the python slithered from the corridor to the washroom.


Staff from an pest control company removed the python. (Photo: The Nanyang Chronicle/Facebook)

Mr Leong said he and his neighbours informed NTU's campus security about the python.

The university said in a statement that the snake was captured and taken away by staff from a pest control service at around 3am. "No one was injured in the incident," NTU added.

Source: CNA/am