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Keonjhar/Cuttack: Adding to the spate in snake incursion in past few days in Odisha, at least 24 more cobras have been rescued from different places in Keonjhar and Cuttack districts in the state since last night.
In the first instance, a female cobra along with 20 hatchlings was spotted by one Chakradhar Sahoo’s home in Sahapur village under Hatadihi block og Keonjhar district last night. Sahoo immediately called up forest officials and reported the matter.
The forest officials released the cobras in a near by forest after rescuing them this morning.
In similar incident, at least three cobra hatchlings were seen on the veranda of the ‘Bhagabata Gadi’ (worship room) of one Niranjan Samal in Samal Sahi of Kalianti village near Mahanga in Cuttack district this morning. Panicked over the incident, Samal gradually mustered courage and caught the reptiles on his own. He put the cobras in an earthen pot later and informed forest officials.
Neither forest officials nor snake line members had reached the spot till this report was being filed.
Notably, 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 Bhadrak district leaving residents in a state of panic.