Very often we hear of how members of our Fire and Rescue Services were called in to help residents who encountered snakes and other animals at their homes or surroundings.
Recently, firemen at a station in Alor Setar, Kedah received a distress call about a snake which had entered a home in the area.
Firemen rushed to the scene to help the family in distress and immediately conducted an extensive search of the kitchen, where the snake was supposedly heard.
After a while, it turned out that the so-called snake was actually a giant crab or ketam nipah that had escaped.
Tolong !!! Tolong !!! Khidmat khas ancaman ular… Sekali KETAM daaaa yang mengancam 🤣🤣🤣. Jaga-jaga dik, disepit KETAM…
According to reports, Alor Setar station chief, Ahmad Naufal Abdullah said a team rushed to the house in Taman Janggus about 10.02am recently and within minutes found the “intruder” between some pots and pans.
The family had mistaken the crab for a snake and panicked.
Bomba Alor Setar also shared the story on their Facebook page with the caption, “Careful kids, don’t get pinched by crabs”.
They ended their post saying, “Stay safe everyone. Thanks to the caller for trusting the bomba”, and added the hashtag “#HonourtoServe and #MasakLemakKetam”.
The story has amused netizens and one Facebook user joked, “If I got a flying cockroach, do I call the bomba air unit?”