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saco-indonesia.com, Kediaman Astuti yang berusia (39) tahun di Kelurahan Kenali Besar, Kecamatan Kota Baru, Jambi, telah mendadak heboh. Pasalnya, dia telah menemukan seekor binatang sejenis ular namun berkaki empat.

Menurut dari pengakuan Astuti, binatang aneh dan langka ini telah ditemukan pada Minggu malam di dalam rumah pada malam hari saat dirinya hendak tidur. Binatang dengan panjang sekira 10 sentimeter ini tiba-tiba sudah berada di ruang makan entah dari mana datangnya.
 
“Saya langsung panik dan memanggil keponakan saya. Kemudian binatang tersebut telah ditangkap dan dimasukan ke dalam toples oleh keponakan saya,” ujar Astuti, Rabu (12/2/2013).
 
Dirinya juga telah meyakini bahwa binatang tersebut adalah ular yang memiliki kaki. Sebab, lanjut dia, gerak-gerik binatang tersebut juga sangat identik dengan ular. “Selain panjang dan kulitnya bersisik, juluran lidahnya juga seperti seekor ular pada umumnya,” lanjut Astuti.
 
Selang dua hari kemudian, Astuti telah memutuskan untuk melepaskan binatang tersebut di sebuah lokasi yang cukup jauh dari rumahnya. Beruntung dia sempat mengabadikan gambarnya. “Saya kasian dan bingung mau kasih makan apa. Saya juga takut kalau itu binatang ghaib, makanya saya memilih untuk melepaskannya,” kata perempuan yang berprofesi sebagai ibu rumah tangga ini.
 
Berdasarkan penuturan Wikipedia, ular berkaki empat ini memang binatang yang sangat langka ditemui. Hewan ini juga kerap disebut dengan nama kadal ular. Rupa dan gerak-gerik binatang ini memang sangat identik dengan seekor ular.


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ULAR BERKAKI EMPAT MASUK RUMAH WARGA
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Many bodies prepared for cremation last week in Kathmandu were of young men from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.

Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.

“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”

Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.

Nepalís Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake

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