A seven-foot-long Indian Rock python brought traffic to a standstill on the busy Ambedkar Bridge here on Sunday evening. The python was spotted coiled up near the boundary wall of the over bridge between Yamuna river and the road.
A seven-foot-long Indian Rock python brought traffic to a standstill on the busy Ambedkar Bridge here on Sunday evening. The python was spotted coiled up near the boundary wall of the overbridge between Yamuna river and the road. Commuters soon alerted police, who sought help from Wildlife SOS, an NGO, to rescue the python. The reptile was rescued and is currently kept under observation. It will be released back in its natural habitat once deemed fit, said NGO’s officials.
According to Wildlife SOS, a team of two trained snake rescuers arrived at the spot where a large crowd of curious bystanders had gathered around the busy road to witness the rescue operation. The team carefully transferred the reptile in a safe transport container, specially designed for the purpose. “During winters, cold-blooded animals such as reptiles are forced to seek shelter in warmer places around human habitation,” said Baiju Raj M.V, Director, Conservation Projects for Wildlife SOS.
The Indian Rock Python (Python molurus) is a non-venomous snake that mostly inhabits mangrove forests, scrubs jungles, rainforests and grasslands. They primarily feed on rodents, fruit bats, birds, civets, deer and wild boar. This species is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), which regulates the international trade of wildlife species.
Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.
Stay updated with all the Agra Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.