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A cobra and a rat snake rescued by volunteers of Save Snake rescued from Sanganur and Vadavalli in Coimbatore on Wednesday.—Photo: Special Arrangement.
A cobra and a rat snake rescued by volunteers of Save Snake rescued from Sanganur and Vadavalli in Coimbatore on Wednesday.—Photo: Special Arrangement.

Volunteers of Save Snakes on Wednesday rescued three venomous cobras and three non-venomous snakes from various locations in and around the city.

K. Rathish of Save Snakes said that a 5.5 ft, 3.4 ft and another 4.5 ft cobra (Naja naja) belonging to the Elapide genus were rescued from Kovaipudur and Sanganoor. The most venomous snakes were examined for wounds if any and in consultation with the Forest Department they would be released into ideal habitats in the forests.

Indian Wolf Snake (Lycodon aulicus), a non-venomous but that resemble a Common Krait was also rescued from a nearby residential area. A more than 9 feet measuring but a non-venomous rat snake belonging to the Elaphe snake was rescued from Vadavalli.

Bronzeback snake (Dendrelaphis pictus), a non-venomous snake, was rescued from Navavoor Pirivu. All the snakes would be released into the forest.

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