Kruger National Park talks about what happened with the couple who were double booked with a python in their room recently.
By: Rae Seleme
Kruger National Park (KNP) says management was notified after the couple found the python in their bedroom.
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‘KRUGER NATIONAL PARK OFFERED COUPLE ANOTHER ROOM’
Kruger National Park spokesperson, Isaac Phaahla confirmed to TimesLIVE on Thursday, 23 March that the couple found a python in their Satara camp bedroom after returning from lunch and that management was notified.
Phaahle adds that management called in rangers to attend to the snake and the couple was offered another unit which they accepted and checked out the next morning.
This was after the couple suspected a water leak on their roof and reported it. The leak turned out to be a python chilling on the roof of their bedroom.
The South African recently reported that Mica Bafatakis shared their experience on the SANParks Facebook group:
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“When the water fell from the ceiling on my boyfriend’s leg- we reported a water leak to the reception and went for a beer. When we came back, I wanted to double-check the roof as I had a suspicion of a snake.”
“When I looked up it was a python on our roof- we slept with it the previous night.”
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ANOTHER VISITOR FOUND A PYTHON
KNP spokesperson Isaac Phaahla also told TimeLIVE that this was not the first time a visitor found a python in a bedroom in the park.
Phaahla added that trees close to visitors’ rooms are being pruned and closing holes opened by squirrels.
“Management is pruning trees closer to the visitors’ units and closing holes which have been opened by squirrels with wire mesh.”
He also said the park is a unique wilderness area and these incidents do happen, but all efforts are made to ensure visitor safety.
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