Left Menu
Development News Edition

5-foot rock python slithers into backseat of auto rickshaw

The incident happened in the morning when the auto was parked on the roadside and there was no one inside it, said an official of Wildlife SOS, which caters to animal-related distress calls.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 16-09-2020 19:28 IST | Created: 16-09-2020 19:28 IST
5-foot rock python slithers into backseat of auto rickshaw

A five-foot-long Indian Rock python slithered into the backseat of an auto-rickshaw in Tughlakabad here area on Wednesday, triggering panic among people. The incident happened in the morning when the auto was parked on the roadside and there was no one inside it, said an official of Wildlife SOS, which caters to animal-related distress calls. The driver noticed the snake curled up under the CNG kit of his auto rickshaw and frantically dialed the helpline number of the wildlife NGO.

A two-member rescuer team rushed to the location with necessary rescue equipment in hand. The rescuers dismantled the metal frame around the cylinder to get easy access to the distressed snake. An hour later, the python was safely transferred into a transportation carrier and released into its natural habitat, the official said. Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, said, "Handling snakes can be quite challenging but our team is trained to carry out such sensitive operations. This python is a great example of the difficult situations that reptiles in urban settings often find themselves in." PTI GVS NSD NSD


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

South Africa's COVID-19 response: Surprising outcomes or just poor data management?

South Africa has been committed to improving its health information system and shows that a robust digital has considerable scope to improve healthcare for the entire population. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that significant ga...

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Videos

Latest News

Centre accountable to people, shocking it said no data was available: Mamata

Asserting that every citizen has the right to information, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit out at the central government for not providing answers to most questions during the recent Parliament session. Taking to Tw...

Heroin worth Rs 25cr seized in Assam, one held

Over five kg of heroin worth Rs, 25 crore was recovered from Karbi Anglong district in Assam and one person held in this connection, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Monday. The operation was part of the ongoing action against the drug smu...

SBI rolls out festive offers for retail customers

With the upcoming festive season, the countrys largest lender State Bank of India Monday announced a slew of festive offers for its retail borrowers including 100 per cent waiver of processing fee for all customers applying for car, gold, a...

Rabbis ponder COVID-19 queries of ultra-Orthodox Jewish life

Must an observant Jew who has lost his sense of taste and smell because of COVID-19 recite blessings for food and drink Can one bend the metal nosepiece of a surgical face mask on the Sabbath May one participate in communal prayers held in ...

Give Feedback