Interesting events unfold from the raid.
Snake : Hi officer, why are you giving licenses to snake catchers to catch us?
Officer: Hi slimy one! Don't you know there are so many of you running around and bitting people?
Snake: C'mon man I cari-cari makan lah. No rat, no pest so I go to people house to catch lor. And you people so buta - cannot see me, step on me - so what? I bite lor.
(The real reason : The food chain could be disrupted and the snakes were searching in their previous territory but now inhabited by human!)
Then - They seized them
Officer : Hi snakes are you from Perlis or Thailand?
Snake : Yes, I am from Perlis.
Officer: But I only issue license to catch snake in Kedah!
Snake: What? You don't know meh? Kedah and Perlis are neighbours!
And Then - They sold them
Snake: Hi officer thank you for saving me. Now can we go home?
Officer: Sorry snake I can't release you back to your home. You might wonder around and die of starvation. I don't want you to die that way.
Snake: So you want us to die in this blue bag? ....and you fella keep spraying water on me!
Officer: Ha ha, don't you know, we are going to auction you so that we don't have to spray water on you!
In the End - They have the heart to tell you that it will be eaten
It was reported in the paper (The Star 10 Mar 2007 above) that the snakes were sold to license trader. The officer believed that the snakes will eventually be exported to China!!! The fate of the snake is unknown.
This is a mockery of the Wildlife Act and CITES!
We did it again don't you think?