Python Found In Malaysia Could Be World’s Longest Snake: Mishandling Caused Death

Posted: Apr 14 2016, 8:44am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Python Found in Malaysia Could Be World’s Longest Snake: Mishandling Caused Death
One of the construction workers that captured the python was kicking the 26-foot-long python. Credit: YouTube Video Screenshot
  • World’s Longest Snake Contender becomes Victim of Animal Cruelty
  • Dies in Malaysia due to Mishandling

The world’s longest snake contender, a 26-foot-long python, recently became the unfortunate victim of animal cruelty. It was all caught on camera phone.

Recently a python that was caught in Malaysia was said to be the longest snake in the entire global village. It was caught on camera in the form of selfie after selfie. A lengthy retinue of men held the big and elongated beast.

Yet so many males were having difficulty bearing its weight. It was actually eight meters in length and 250 kg in its massive heftiness. A humongous beast. This snake was a reticulated python. It was a gorgeous animal. 

The snale was caught making its way on the highway. It was brought into confinement by the authorities and then had its picture taken in the form of selfies and a video clip was made of the curious creature too.

However, what followed was beyond tragic. The python simply died. There was some mystery regarding its demise. What prompted the strong snake to just croak in the end.

There are stories circulating that it was repeatedly kicked and savagely handled. Yet this was not the actual reason behind its death, according to the Guardian

The real cause behind its death was the constant photos that were taken of it. It was probably a case of “Death by Selfie”. The same thing occurred with a dolphin that was washed ashore awhile ago.

Everybody picked it up and carried it everywhere and took photographs of it till it was thoroughly dehydrated. Then it was left abandoned on the beach where it died of exposure.

The human curiosity impulse may be causing more harm than good here. These creatures ought to be left alone. When you interfere with Mother Nature it often ends up retreating in reaction. 

While taking selfies with animals does not come under the rubric of animal cruelty, there are limits to the posing for photographs and pics. After a while the animal gets irritated and may even suffer dire consequences.

Animals are disturbed when they have cameras pushed in their faces. Parading animals before the evil eye of the camera phone may one day end up doing untold damage to whole species.

Animals have their innocence and our intervention in their lives may end up agitating their impulses to the point where they feel out of place. Especially when these critters are handled in every which way all the better to take a photograph, they end up getting very dejected and losing the will to live.  

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