A FAMILY cleaning up around their house had an unpleasant surprise in the form of a cobra that came out of a closet, reported Sinar Harian.
Sekinchan resident Mohamad Yatim Shamsuri, 60, said that during the incident around 2pm on Monday, he and five nephews were tidying up his house which was being renovated.
“When one of my nephews tried to clear out an old closet, he was shocked to find a snake, but he managed to slam shut the drawer,” he said.
Fearing for their safety, Mohamad Yatim rushed over to the Sekinchan Fire and Rescue station, which was around 3km away.
“I’ve no idea how long the snake has been in the closet, but I’m glad it didn’t hurt anyone,” he added.
Sekinchan Fire and Rescue operations officer Mohd Padzil Ahmad said six officers came to capture the reptile.
“The officers had to be extra careful as the snake was very aggressive. We managed to catch it after 10 minutes,” he said.
> A climbing enthusiast has clarified that a woman dressed in white that appeared in a photo that went viral was not a forest spirit, reported Harian Metro.
The man, who only wanted to be identified as Hafizi, said the photo was taken during a hike at the Mossy forest on Gunung Irau, Cameron Highlands on Sept 15.
Hafizi explained that during the hike, he had come across a group of people, including the woman in white, carrying out a photoshoot in the area.
“The woman was posing without her companion for the photoshoot. I had hiked downhill ahead of my team, and when I turned around to take a photo of them, she was in the frame,” he explained.
Although he only uploaded the photo to his personal Facebook, he had no idea how the image had been used to spread the hoax.
“Please respect the woman and her family. The photo I took has nothing to do with bunian (forest spirits),” he added.
The image of the woman dressed in a bridal baju kurung went viral on social media after it was claimed that she was a forest spirit responsible for the disappearance of a policeman on Sept 29.-TheStarOnline