Delhi

Python rescued from Qutub Complex

It is under observation and will be released into its habitat once deemed fit

A five-foot-long Indian rock python was rescued from the Qutub Complex in Mehrauli on Friday by an NGO.

On Saturday, the Wildlife SOS said: “The snake is currently under observation and will be released back into its natural habitat, once deemed fit by veterinarians.”

A local, Dinesh Duggal, was going home on Friday when he spotted the snake on a tree inside the complex. He informed the Wildlife SOS team. Two men from the team took 30 minutes to complete the rescue operation.

Since Sanjay Van is located near the complex, the presence of the python did not come as a surprise. Manager for Special Projects at Wildlife SOS Wasim Akram said: “Sanjay Van is home to some unique wildlife species such pythons, nilgais, golden jackals, crested honey buzzards etc. With increasing urbanisation, construction, shrinking habitats and loss of natural prey base, wildlife species are often forced to move into human settlements in search of shelter and easy prey.”

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