A five-foot-long Indian rock python was rescued from near a bus stop in Delhi’s Saket, non-profit Wildlife SOS said Tuesday.
A passerby first noticed the large reptile underneath the foot-over bridge near the bus stop. The incident was then reported to Wildlife SOS, a member of the NGO said. A Wildlife SOS team rescued the python from the narrow space and released it into the wild.
The Indian rock python is a non-venomous python species native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
With rains flushing out snakes from their burrowed holes and shelters, wildlife rescuers have been receiving a large number of “distress calls” from Delhi-NCR, the NGO member said.
“We get maximum number of calls about reptile sightings in the monsoon season. From cobras and pythons to rat snakes and sand boas, our teams have been on their toes,” Wasim Akram, the deputy director of special projects at the NGO, said.
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