King cobra was rescued from a well in Burujhari village of Ganjam district on Wednesday by the help of members of the snake helpline. Also Read - Man Releases Two Cobras And Rat Snake Inside Petrol Pump Office in Maharashtra, CCTV Footage Shows Shocking Incident | WATCH

The locals first saw the snake inside an abandoned well and immediately informed the forest department officials who sent a team of the snake helpline, working in the Khollikote forest range to the village.

The snake was rescued after an hour of hard work by them, speaking about which, Swapnalok Mishra and Mihir Pandey — the two team members said that the reptile was approximately 12-15 feet long.

It was later released in the forest on the orders of Khallikote forest official after a health check-up.