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Odisha: 9-ft-long banded common krait snake rescued from village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district 


The common krait, also known as Indian krait or blue krait, is a species of highly-venomous snake found on the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the ‘big four’ species, inflicting the most snakebites on humans in Bangladesh and India.

Forest official, accompanied with snake catchers, reached where the snake was spotted and rescued it and released it in Simlipal forest.

A huge banded common krait (Rana) snake, around nine feet long, was rescued from a villager’s garden in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday.

The common krait, also known as Indian krait or blue krait, is a species of highly-venomous snake found on the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the ‘big four’ species, inflicting the most snakebites on humans in Bangladesh and India.

While walking in his garden, Purna Chandra Mohapatra of Badakaranjia village spotted the banded krait on the wooden barricades. Mohapatra immediately dialled the forest officials and informed them about the snake in his garden.

Forest official, accompanied with snake catchers, reached the spot and rescued it from the garden and released it in Simlipal forest

Sources said the snake is estimated to be around 17-year-old.



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