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Uttarakhand forest department rescues 16-foot-long python

The Uttarakhand forest department rescued a 16-foot-long Burmese Python. It weighed 91 kg. This from Kashipur town of US Nagar district.

Himanshu Bagri, the divisional forest officer of Terai west forest division stated. The locals spotted the python and informed the officials.

“A python spotted at Gaddha Colony in Kashipur town late Monday evening, when a team from the forest department rushed to the spot and rescued it. The snake released in the forest of Bijrani zone, Corbett Tiger Reserve,” said the divisional forest officer.

However this not the first time a python found in the state. Sightings of snakes in the state increased during monsoons. Similarly a copper-headed trinket snake, Forsten’s cat snake, Russell’s viper, two rat snakes and a python rescued from different villages of Haldwani.