A 13-feet python was rescued near Alandurai on Sunday morning and later released into the forests. Activists said that a snake of this length was a rare occurrence.
K Rathish the President of Save Our Snakes said that they received a call on Saturday night informing them of the presence of the python near a farm house in Alandurai. When they reached the spot they found the python in a pit. It took a few of them to remove the reptile from the spot and release it into the forest, he said.
The snake must have come to the low lands in search of prey. Several reptiles have been reportedly spotted in the area. "As this area is in the forest fringes, reptiles stray into residential areas expecting to find prey including chicken or even goats," he said.
With the monsoon to start in the coming days, experts say that reptiles will become more visible in the city. Coimbatore being near the forests is expected to see several reptile visitors. If a reptile is spotted, it should not be disturbed. "Without disturbing the reptile, one should call the nearest rescuer to remove and release it back into the forest. While waiting for rescue, keep a watch over it so that it does not go out of sight," said Rathish who can be contacted at 9787332814.
Source: Times of India