Delhi Monsoons Brings Six Feet Long Python

July 24, 2014 | By dw
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While the Delhi monsoons have come as a relief to the
citizens of Delhi, it also brings relief to reptiles that Delhi-ites share the
habitat with.This monsoon brought a six foot long python snake who was a surprise visitor
for the Air Force Station in Tughlakabad. The large reptilian guest was found
trying to get some relief from the deluge hiding in the Air Force Station. Air
force officials who spotted it early in the morning reported the sighting to
Wildlife SOS on their helpline # 9871963535.

A wildlife rescue team from Wildlife SOS rushed to the location and after a
search managed to gently restrain the large snake. Currently the snake is under
observation and will be released in natural habitat shortly. The snake was understandably terrified of the crowd of onlookers and was attempting to hide under a table in an attempt to protect itself.

Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder Wildlife SOS said “Snakes are misunderstood and
there is a lot of ignorance and myths surrounding snakes. Pythons are non
venomous snakes and are no danger to human beings. They are an endangered
species and protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.”

Geeta Seshamani, co-founder Wildlife SOS said, “Because of their size and
mythical rumors that surround them, pythons are feared by many people who tend
to kill them mistaking them to be venomous and dangerous. We are relieved that
our team was able to reach the location in time and help rescue the snake. The
Air Force officers present behaved in a responsible manner by ensuring the
snake remained unharmed until the Wildlife SOS team arrived to relocate the

Wildlife S.O.S runs the only 24-hour Reptile Rescue Cell
in the National Capital Region (NCR) areas of India, which includes urban
metropolitan hubs like Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. As a result of Wildlife
S.O.S’s efficient and prompt rescue efforts over the past decade, the City’s
Police Control Room diverts the Wildlife Rescue calls they receive to our
Headquarters in Delhi.WILDLIFESOS.ORG Hotline
9871963535 works round the clock to help wildlife in distress.

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