Huge banded krait rescued in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Baripada: A huge banded krait (Rana) snake was rescued from a villager’s garden in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district today.

The snake was more than eight feet long and estimated to be more than 15 years old.

Initially one Purna Chandra Mohapatra of Badakaranjia village under Khunta police limits of Mayurbhanj district spotted the banded krait on the wood barricades of his garden. Immediately he informed the Forest personnel about the snake.

Later snake catcher Krushna Chandra Gochhayat reached Purna Chandra’s house. He rescued the snake from the garden barricade and released it into Similipal forest.

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