PHUKET: Man's best friend in the form of two pet dogs last night alerted a Phuket resident that a three-meter python had slithered its way into his storage room in Thalang.
I was inside the house when I heard two of my dogs barking outside. I thought something might have happened, so I went outside to check, said Somkiet Thititrairat.
I saw one of my chickens lying dead in front of the storage room outside my house and when I looked inside, I saw a big python, he added.
Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation workers arrived to retrieve the three-meter reptile.
First it hid under a pile of wood, then it moved under a piece of furniture. It took 30 minutes for us to get it out, a rescue worker said.
It weighed about 20 kg, he added.
The python was released at an undisclosed jungle location.