An eight foot long python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a farmhouse in Chhatarpur, New Delhi. The snake is currently under kept observation and will be released back in to its natural habitat, once deemed fit.
The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit responded to a distress call about a massive python that was found wandering in the premises of a farmhouse in Chhatarpur, New Delhi. The panic stricken family was shocked to see the reptile.
The organisation’s team, comprising of two expert snake rescuers rushed to the location and managed to successfully carry out the rescue operation. It took almost 30 minutes for the rescuers to catch hold of the reptile.
Raakesh Bhaasin, who placed the call said, “The python was spotted wandering in the neighbourhood. Our neighbour’s security staff immediately reported us that they python headed inside our residence. We often see snakes in this area but we have never come across a huge reptile before.”
Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS said, “The large constrictor might come from the neighbouring forest, which is its natural habitat. Although non-venomous, a python’s bite can be injurious. It requires skills to capture them without alarming them too much, to avoid accidents.”
The Indian Rock Python (Python molurus), a large nonvenomous python species found in the Indian, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This species is threatened by habitat loss, poaching and is a sought after species in the illegal pet trade.
“They are 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, which regulates the international trade of wildlife species,” said spokesperson of the NGO, Suvidha Bhatnagar.