Python at airportA large eight foot python was spotted at the Delhi international Airport and the Wildlife SOS rapid response team was called in to help deal with the giant reptile.

The Wildlife SOS team, who has a unit at the Delhi International Airport to handle wildlife and animal emergencies reacted quickly and managed to coerce the large snake to climb down from the razor fence on the perimeter wall (where it was first spotted) to the ground. It was then captured carefully by the Wildlife SOS trained personnel.

The Delhi airport has over 6000 acres of open scrubland and forest and is abutted by the Air Force area which is a wild forest.

Python on runwayAccording to Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan, “It is unusual to have such a large python in the Delhi airport. This is perhaps the first ever python of this size rescued from the Delhi Airport.”

Geeta Seshamani, co-founder and secretary of Wildlife SOS said, “The Delhi Airport is perhaps the only airport in India to engage the services of a specialised team like Wildlife SOS. This ensures that the airport has a round the clock specialized, highly trained team on call to ensure the safety of both passengers and animals.”

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