Thiruvananthapuram

Python creates scare, coils itself around man’s neck

Forest Department officials later release reptile into wild

A nearly ten-foot-long python which created a scare at Neyyar Dam after it coiled round a 61-year-old man's neck was later captured and released into the forest.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Labourers who were part of an MGNREGS team encountered the reptile while clearing thickets on the Kerala Institute of Co-operative Management (KICMA) campus. A few labourers including Bhuvanachandran Nair of Perumkulangara had attempted to capture the python and place it in a sack.

Although they managed to catch hold of it, the python slithered from Mr. Nair’s grip and wound itself around his neck, choking him.

The other men, who had the python by its head and tail managed to hold on, however. But it took them several seconds before they could force the snake to let go. Bhuvanachandran Nair escaped from the ordeal with minor injuries.

By then, the Forest Department officials had been alerted. Taking possession of the hapless reptile, they later released it a few kilometres inside the forest.

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