OS rescued a four foot long adult Cobra from inside the Commonwealth Games venue – the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. According to Harshad – Wildlife SOS Rescue Team Member, “The SOS call about the snake was received through the Police Control Room at around 2 pm and a rescue team was desptached immediately to Gate No 12 of the stadium. A police constable spotted the cobra going into a sewer. Our team reached there at 2:40 pm and rescued the snake.”
Cobras are venomous snakes but do not bite unless they are provoked or stepped on,” said Arshad Khan, rescue co-coordinator, Wildlife SOS.
On the request of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Wildlife SOS has setup a CWG Animal Helpline (#9971699727) which will operate from the 27th of September, 2010, until the 14th of October, 2010, with several teams that will be on call round the clock.
“We shall be working round the clock this entire period to ensure the Games go off safely,” said Abhishek Narayanan, helpline co-coordinator, Wildlife SOS.
Kartick Satyanarayan, Co founder – Wildlife SOS said, “We are glad to be of assistance to the CWG and shall do our best to ensure that all calls receive immediate response. Our effort shall be to ensure that all the sports persons and animals remain unharmed.”