Civil Defence Department personnels and villagers holding the dead monster snake.

Monstrous python weighing 150kg, 8m-long swallowed a 20kg goat belong to a villager at Felda Bukit Tangga in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah according to news report.

The Star said it took three Civil Defence Department personnel and 15 villagers to subdue the reticulated python. The python was discovered by settler Othman Taib, 60, inside a drain near his goat den in a rubber plantation on Tuesday.

Othman said he had lost about 10 goats in the past three months and had suspected that the animals had been stolen. However, he now believes it was the work of the python.

Department personnel arrived at 6pm and it took them about an hour to capture the python with the help of villagers. However, the python died about six hours later at the department’s base here.