A 15-foot python was released in Kaptai National Park after being caught by local people when it entered the locality at Chandraghona in Kaptai upazila in Rangamati early Wednesday.
Taranmani Tanchangya, a resident of the area, spotted the python in the forest of the Sericulture Research Center area in Chandraghona Union and put it in a sack tactfully and informed the Forest Department.
Later, Tanjilur Rahman, Kaptai Range Officer of Chittagong Hill Tracts Southern Forest Department, released the python in Kaptai National Park under the Forest Department.
He also said that the python weighing 20-25 kg is doing well.
Kaptai Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muntasir Jahan and Assistant Forest Conservator (ACF) Ganga Prasad Chakma of Chittagong Hill Tracts Southern Forest Department were present.
This python might have entered the locality in search of food at night, said Tanjilur Rahman.