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Cobra rescued from Delhi tourism office

Cobra rescued from Delhi tourism office

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Oct 5: A five-foot-long cobra was rescued from a Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) office here on Thursday.

Officials at the DTTDC office in Pitampura saw the venomous ske coiled up behind a cupboard and immediately called the animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS at their 24-hour rescue helpline (9871963535).

“I was shocked to discover the large cobra inside my office room. As I am familiar with Wildlife SOS and their wildlife rescue hotline, I immediately contacted their team for help,” said Assistant Engineer, Deepak Kumar Saxe.

The ske is currently under observation after which it will be released in its tural habitat. Delhi is home to about 13 species of skes, of which only two — the common cobra and common krait — are venomous. The others are Royal ske, Wolf ske, Rat ske, Common Sand Boa, Red Sand Boa, Common Kukri, Cat ske, Rock Python, Bronzeback Tree Ske, Leith’s Sand Ske and Checkered keelback. (IANS)

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