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This 10-Foot Monster Nearly Took Down A Whole Power Grid In Thailand All By Itself

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If a predator gets lucky enough to find a meal in a particular hunting spot, chances are they’ll stick around to see what else they can find. Even if the hunter hasn’t caught anything in a while, they may still be convinced that, if they wait long enough, they’ll have a scrumptious feast soon enough.

That’s the reason why onlookers in Thailand suspected a 10-foot-long python didn’t want to leave his perch on a telephone pole where birds and other critters liked to gather. Unfortunately, he was a major fire hazard—though he didn’t seem to care.

When rescuers attempted to remove the stubborn snake, however, it proved to be easier said than done.

In Chachoengsao, Thailand, locals spotted a large python wrapped around the top of a telephone pole. The snake was stalking birds perched on the live cables, but birds were the least of the townspeople’s concern: he could easily cause an electrical fire that would cut off power to nearby homes.

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Vets tried to coax the snake down, but even after one man lassoed his neck, the python wouldn’t budge.

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Rescuers then turned off the power supply and began poking at him with long sticks.

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When that didn’t work, they had to do exactly what they feared…

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This snake knew exactly where he wanted to be, and he wasn’t going to give up his hunting spot so easily! It’s a good thing those rescuers were so brave, especially since this snake could’ve caused a whole lot of trouble for locals.

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