APM assists with catching venomous snake found in homeowner’s garden

The banded Malayan coral snake is highly venomous, and its bite carries a neurotoxin that can result in human deaths.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 8: The Miri Civil Defence Force (APM) caught a venomous one meter long banded Malayan coral snake from a house in Grand Park here today after it was spotted next to a flower pot.

According to Miri APM officer in-charge, Captain (PA) Usman Harto, five APM personnel  responded to a call at around 8.38am from the 52-year-old man homeowner regarding the snake.

“Without wasting any time our men rushed to the spot,” he said.

Usman added that prior to the discovery, the man was removing some overgrown grass around the area when he suddenly saw the venomous serpent curled up next to a flower pot.

The rescue team managed to secure the area in less than 15 minutes and released the reptile back to its natural habitat. — DayakDaily