A python measuring 20ft (6m) has been killed at the farm of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni in Kisozi, in the central district of Gomba. Police shot the snake three times as it tried to enter the farm where Mr Museveni keeps a herd of cattle.
The Daily Monitor quotes a policeman explaining how the snake was killed: “We were terrified by such a huge and dangerous creature and that’s why we had to kill it to secure our lives and protect the ‘big man’s’ cattle. One bullet was shot in in head and the other two bullets in the abdomen.”
Mr Museveni keeps long-horned cows in the farm that are traditionally herded by his ethnic Banyankore tribe.