A five foot long rat snake was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, New Delhi. The snake was found to be in good health and was released back into its natural habitat shortly after.
The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit SOS responded to a call about a snake in the premises of educational institutions. People in Jawaharlal Nehru University were shocked to discover the large reptile wandering outside the campus library.
“A team comprising of two, trained snake rescuers was dispatched to the location promptly. The rescue operation was carried out safely and the 5 foot long snake, which was identified as a rat snake, was transferred into a safe transport container,” informed Wildlife SOS spokesperson, Suvidha Bhatnagar.
Harish Kumar, Security Officer at JNUsaid, “We received the information about a snake, wandering in the campus premises through students. I immediately contacted the organization for help, so that we can resolve the issue as well as rescue the creature.”
GeetaSeshamani, Co-founder of Wildlife SOS said “Rat snakes are harmless to human beings and they mostly feed on rodents, lizards, birds and small mammals. Delhi still has a few patches of forest that are home to such unique wildlife.”
The snake was found to be healthy and has been released back into its natural habitat.