26 more cobras, 8 eggs rescued in Odisha

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Cuttack/Kendrapara: With no respite in sight from snake incursion in the state, the snake line officials rescued at least 26 cobra saplings along with eight eggs from Cuttack and Kendrapara districts last night.

In the first instance, locals were left in a state of panic after at least 10 cobra hatchlings along with eight eggs were seen lying in an abandoned house in Nadia Gurudi village near Kurang under Cuttack Sadar Police Station area at around 11 PM yesterday. The immediately called up snake catchers to intimate the matter.

A snake line team led by Jeetendra Kumar Biswal and Sanjay Kumar Parija reached the village and rescued the hatchlings along with the eggs.

In a similar incident later in the night, at least 16 cobras were spotted in one Basant Mohanty’s house in Gaudi village under Marshaghai block in Kendrapra district. Snake catchers reached the spot and rescued the reptiles.

Notably, incident of snake rescues, particularly cobras, have registered a growth in the state following the onset of Monsoon this year. While as many as 106 baby Indian cobras were rescued by Bhadrak snake helpline from a man’s house at Shyampur village of the district on June 23. A few days later on June 25, at least 12 Indian cobras were also found from a house at Kantabania village under Dhamnagar Notified Area Council (NAC) in the same district. The number of rescued cobras went up further with the rescue of 24 more reptiles from different places in Keonjhar and Cuttack districts in the state on June 29.

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