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  • Rice Paddy thief in Korat

    A farmer in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima province woke up one morning to discover that all his rice paddy was gone. Paisarn the farmer and victim went to file a report with the police after he had laid out paddy to dry behind the village.

    Paisarn stated that he hired a man to harvest the paddy from his rice field and to also dry the paddy in preparation to sell it. The man dried the rice out on land behind Paisarn’s village where there was enough air and sun throughout the day. Paisarn didn’t think that this would be a problem as he didn’t want to layout the paddy on the road. Paddy is often dried on the road in Thailand and this causes many inconveniences to drivers.

    Paisarn decided to go sleep at home and didn’t hire anyone to keep watch of the paddy for him. He believed the paddy would be safe as they were still in the village with lots of people. This is not the first year that Paisarn decided to dry out his paddy behind the village, so he didn’t even think it was possible for someone to steal all of his hard work.

    When morning came Paisarn told his wife to go check the paddy and see if it was dry enough to deliver. Turns out when his wife arrived she found nothing but emptiness and a few piles of paddy left behind by the thief. All of the paddies were gone with the fabric he used to place the rice on. There were trials left behind that lead to the main road. The trials were a result of dragging the fabric through the grass.

    Total damage was about 10 large sacks of paddy worth more than 4,000 THB. The victim decided to go tell the village leader of what happened and then he went to file a report with the Kong Police Station. For many rice farmers, they only get to harvest their rice a few times per year. The money that they make is often not enough to survive and many choose to go work in the city to find the money for their family while the rice is growing. Stealing paddy might not seem like a big deal, but to the victims, it can cause serious stress and financial issues as the year continues.

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

    FB Caption: when his wife arrived she found nothing but emptiness and a few piles of paddy left behind by the thief.

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  • 4 Giant Pythons went hunting in a duck farm.

    A family of pythons attacked ducks at a duck farm attempting for a duck buffet, sadly the owner foresaw this and set up a trap that ended the pythons dreams.

    The local rescue team in Nakhon Ratchasima was notified on 22 September 2019 of 4 giant pythons stuck in a trap located in a duck farm in  Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. The rescue team went to inspect the area right away. When the team arrived they found the 4 large pythons stuck a fishing net set up as a trap in a swamp right by the duck farm.

    The team saved the snakes by cutting the fishing net before putting them in large bags. It wasn’t an easy job, the team suspects that all 4 haven’t eaten in a long time as they were trying to fight off the team. They decided to save the biggest pythons first then the smaller one later. Finally, after at least an hour the team caught all 4 before letting them go free in a forest.

    Tee 52 years old the duck farm owner lives in the house no.16, Soi 6, Phimai District. Many will want to buy lottery tickets with number 6 representing the snakes and Tee’s house number in hopes to win a prize in the upcoming government lottery.

    Tee has over 3,000 ducks in his farm located by the swamp. It had just rained before the snakes were caught. Tee knew that the water level in the swamp would rise after the rain. He knew there was a family of Pythons living near his farm so he set up some fishing nets as traps in the swamp. Before this pythons regularly came to steal the ducks. He got tired of losing ducks so Tee decided to set up a trap for good. Tee thinks that the family of pythons knew about the ducks and they wanted to have a party. Instead of getting to dine in a duck buffet as they planned, they got stuck in a trap that ended up moving them somewhere else forever.

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

    The rescue team wishes to warn locals with animal farms to beware of all snakes. There is a lot of rain during this time making the water levels higher. Snakes have an easier time traveling to hunt the animals, its best to set a trap to protect the animals just in case.

    FB Caption: Tee thinks that the family of pythons knew about the ducks and they wanted to have a party.

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