Bhadrak (Odisha), Jun 24 (PTI) Over 110 baby cobras and two adult cobras were rescued from a house in a village in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, forest officials said.Also Read - Odisha Lockdown: State Extends Restrictions in 10 Districts Till Aug 1 | Full List of Guidelines Here
While the snakelets and 20 eggs were found in a labourer’s mud house at Paikasahi village yesterday, the adult snakes were spotted today, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Bhadrak, Amlan Nayak, said. Also Read - Rare Yellow Turtle Weighing 2 Kg Spotted in Odisha's Bhadrak, Rescued by School Teacher
The snakelets are about two to three days old, he said, adding, the adult cobras, a male and a female, are around 2.10 metres in length. Also Read - Odisha Cancels Vaccination Drive, COVID Testing in 3 Districts Till May 27 Due to Cyclone Yaas
The snakelets would be released in their natural habitat, away from human habitation, the DFO said, adding, he has spoken to the DFO of the nearby Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary about releasing the adult cobras and the baby cobras there.
S K Mirza, a snake rescuer, said he rushed to the site yesterday evening after the labourer called Bijay Bhuyan, the owner of the house, informed him that a number of snakes were roaming inside his house.
After five hours of search, around 110 snakelets and 20 eggs were found, Mirza said.
There was a termite mound in one of the rooms in Bhuyan’s house, he was aware of the presence of snakes there, worshipped them and offered milk, villagers claimed.
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