Probably these two snakes were taking a stroll in the wrong ‘neighbourhood’ before being spotted by farmers who alerted forest guards. This video of their rescue is truly captivating.
Officials of forest department in Uttarakhand state of India, put up a brave ‘show’ as they rescued two pythons – both around 10 feet in length – in Gaulapar area of Haldwani.
The rescue took place after farmers, working in their field, noticed the snakes and informed the forest department. The pythons were captured and later released into a jungle by the forest department on Monday.
The forest department reached the spot after locals alerted them to the presence of the snakes.
According to the department, both pythons were found when farmers noticed them while working on their fields on Monday, following which they informed the forest department. The team then caught the pythons and released them in the jungle.
“Both pythons are around 10 to 12 feet in length. They are often found in the area during changing seasons,” an official said, according to news agency ANI.
A video shared on Twitter by news agency ANI shows one of the pythons being captured by the rescue team.
— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2020
According to NDTV, the video has garnered over 24,000 views on the microblogging platform.
“That’s scary,” wrote one person in the comments section, while others praised the courage of the rescue team.
Pythons are non-venomous snakes that kill their prey by constriction. They are some of the largest snakes in the world, and can grow over 30 feet in length. Currently, 10 python species are recognized.