ITANAGAR: A group of youths at Deomali in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh rescued a Burmese python and handed over the reptile to the district Forest authorities for rehabilitation, on Monday.
This rare species measures around eight-feet in length and six kilograms in weight. It was rescued from the private house of Kubang Aluk on Sunday night.
The youths — Priyang Pumoh, Butwang Lowang and Teilon Matey — handed over the reptile to the Deomali Division Range Officer (RO) HD Banik on Monday, official sources informed here.
Handing over the python, Pumoh — secretary of the All Tirap District Students Union (ATDSU) — appealed to the people to preserve and protect wildlife and not to kill and eat such species.
He added that deforestation and the practice of fishing with chemical items must also be stopped to protect the wildlife species from climate change and global warming.
RO Banik appreciated the youths for the noble job rendered in the interest of wildlife protection. He said that the young persons have set an example for the people at large.