Security guards of a high school in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City handed over a two-meter-long python to local forest rangers after discovering it on a tree in the school hall earlier this week.
The municipal Forest Protection Department announced on Friday the reception of the python from Duong Van Thi High School in Thu Duc City’s Tang Nhon Phu A Ward.
Huynh Hoang Tuan, a security guard of the school, went for a check after hearing a dog barking on Wednesday morning.
Tuan then found the python wrapping itself around a bonsai in the school hall area.
He asked for help from another security guard to catch the python and reported it to the school administration.
The school management board and the security guards then agreed on handing the python over to the Forest Protection Department of Ho Chi Minh City, according to Pham Thi Tinh, deputy principal of the high school.
On Thursday afternoon, forest rangers came to the school to receive the python.
The forest rangers initially identified the large snake as a female python, about two meters long and five kilograms in weight.
It has the scientific name of Python reticulatus and belongs to Group IIB in the list of rare and endangered forest animals.
The security guards believed the python had crawled into the school campus from outside.
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