Balasore, July 17 (LocalWire): A 10-foot long adult python that had strayed into a house in Kandagadari village lying in close proximity of forest areas in Nilagiri block of Balasore district was rescued yesterday night by forest personnel.
It was an adult Burmese python and locals took care not to harm the animal.
“After they informed us about the reptile, we rushed to the village and caught it alive. The python had strayed into one Jayant Das’s house in the village,” the forest officials informed.
The reptile was released in the nearby Panchalingeswar forest, which is a safe habitat for snakes and lizards.
Pythons are normally not considered dangerous to humans, even though large specimens are powerful enough to kill an adult human being.
“Unless provoked, pythons never attack humans. On occasions, pythons have been found to attack humans, but only in self-defence,” the officials said.