14-Ft-Long King Cobra Rescued From Tea Gardens In Assam’s Nagaon
Guwahati: A 14-foot long King Cobra was spotted by some workers at the Jiajuri Tea Estate in the Nagaon district of Assam, reported Time 8, a news media from Northeast India.
The reptile was later rescued and taken back to the forest on Friday.
The huge poisonous snake was first spotted by tea garden workers in the wee hours on Friday. As the news spread, there was panic all around.
Instead of deciding to kill the snake, the locals called snake rescuers to save the reptile.
“Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah, a snake rescuer, reached the spot and rescued the cobra. He later released it in the Suwang Reserve Forest nearby,” said Deben Tanti, a villager.
The images of the huge snake were shared on Twitter by ANI.
Assam: A 14-ft-long king cobra was rescued from Jiajuri Tea Estate in Nagaon district on 5th July. It was later released in Suwang Reserve Forest. pic.twitter.com/RlQ8ZEcObd
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2019
Noteworthy, the King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake, native to the forests of India and Southeast Asia. It is threatened by habitat destruction and has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2010.