Dhenkanal: Forest officials today rescued a 6-feet-long python and arrested a person while he was practising snake charming at Alasua Hataunder Town police limits in Dhenkanal district today.
Acting on a tip-off about the snake charming, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Prakash Chand Gogineni directed a team headed by Deputy Forest Ranger Haramohan Nayak to conduct raid. The team reached the spot and arrested snake charmer Ranjan Pradhan (40) of Dasamania village. The accused was later produced before court.
Ranjan had captured the python from Kamakshyanagar, said the DFO.