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Snakes on a Plain: Bangkok's Python Problem

Bangkok has a python problem. The Thai capital is reminded of that whenever a particularly sensational snake sighting makes headlines, such as when a python was videotaped regurgitating a grown dog. Or the time a couple of years ago a woman stepping out of her shower was bitten by a python, emerging from the toilet, which then attempted to drag her down the drain. In all, thousands of times every year the 199 hotline of the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department rings with an urgent...

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