Puri, Sept 29 (LocalWire): A ten-feet-long adult python that had entered a house in Dobandha village in Puri district was rescued last night by snake helpline personnel.
The Indian rock python was not harmed by the locals and it is suspected it strayed from river Bhargavi.
‘After they informed us, we rushed to the village and caught it alive,’ said snake helpline volunteers.
The reptile will be released in Balukhand wildlife sanctuary, which is a safe habitat for snakes and lizards.
‘Pythons are normally not considered dangerous unless provoked. They never attack humans even though they are powerful enough to kill an adult human being.
If they attack, its always in self-defence,’ said forest officials.