12-ft-long king cobra rescued in Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: A 12-feet-long king cobra snake was rescued from a villager’s house in Gadasahi village under Oupada block in Balasore district today afternoon. Initially family members of the villager, Upendra Patra spotted the king cobra near a stack of firewood placed in the courtyard of his house.

Upendra’s family members and villagers informed the Forest personnel to rescue the snake. But when the Forest personnel expressed their inability to rescue the snake due to absence of a snake catcher, the villager sought the help of snake catcher Seikh Mirza from Bhadrak district.

After few hours, Seikh reached the spot and rescued the snake. He then released the reptile in Kuldiha sanctuary with the help of Forest personnel.

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