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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bolangir: An eleven-foot-long Indian rock python was rescued from PR High School premises in Bolangir town on Tuesday.

Locals to their utter dismay spotted the huge reptile coiled in a big tree in front of a temple and immediately called up Bolangir Snake Helpline officials. However the reptile did not harm anyone.

Soon after, Snake Helpline members Sanuj Mishra and Kanha Satpathy reached the spot and rescued the python.

The python was later released into the nearby reserved forest after a medical examination by the forest department officials.

The snake might have come to the ground from the nearby forest in search of food, a member of Snake Helpline said.


(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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