10 cobras rescued from another house in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Over 10 Cobras were rescued from a house in Kantabania Sahi near Jainagar area in Dhamnagar of Bhadrak district today.

The snakes were spotted in the house of one Gouranga Jena, whose son rescued the reptiles this morning.

Earlier as many as 131 cobras were rescued from the house of one Bijay Bhuyan at Shyampur village under Dhamnagar NAC of the district in the past three days. The rescued snakes have been released into the forest surrounding Hadgarh dam near Anandpur of Keonjhar district.

Yesterday, Snake Helpline officials had rescued three adult Cobras and two more snake hatchlings from a termite mound inside Bhuyan’s house.

Sources said Bhuyan used to worship the termite mound and was aware of the presence of a few snakes inside the mound. But he was shocked to see such a huge number of snakes inside it.

On Friday night, Bhuyan’s daughter caught hold of a snake inside the house, following which the family members called up Snake Helpline staff. The team rescued 131 snakes, including hatchlings from the house in an operation which lasted for 3 days.