Snakes rescued by wildlife SOS at 3 places

PAMPORE: Three snakes have been rescued by a team of experts from Wildlife SOS from Pampore, Srinagar and Budgam area on Wednesday.
Three different kinds of snakes, including a nearly five-feet-long rat snake, were rescued by the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Wildlife SOS in Dooninar Tulbagh area of Pampore, Brain Srinagar and Kralpora Budgam, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Panic gripped the family members and neighbours after a 5-foot-long rat snake was found in the house of Shakeel Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohammad Sultan, resident of Dooninar Tulbagh, Pampore.
The family members immediately contacted Wildlife SOS Project Manager Aaliya Mir.
She immediately sent a team led by Showkat Ahmad to the spot and rescued a five-foot rat snake from a plinth of wall after two hours long operation.
“I received a call on Wednesday afternoon from Dooninar Pampore that they saw a snake in the premises of a residential house and we reached there,” wildlife expert Showkat Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.
In nearly two two hours of operation they retrieved the five-foot rat snake from a plinth wall of a residential house.
He told Kashmir Reader that this year the wildlife SOS led by Aliya Mir rescued more than 30 snakes in the Pampore areas.
Giving details of the rescue, Wildlife SOS Project Manage, veteran snake rescuer Aaliya Mir told Kashmir Reader that she received four calls on its helpline number, she said its team immediately rushed to the locations with rescue equipment and protective gear.
She told Kashmir Reader the three snakes including two rat snakes and Himalayan Trinket were rescued from Pampore, Brain and Kralpora on the same day.
In a first incident, a snake was captured from Dooninar Pampore area of Pulwama district by expert SOS Showkat Ahmad.
In the second incident, a wildlife SOS team rescued a Trinket snake in a residential house garden at Brain Nishat area of Srinagar district.
In another incident, a wildlife SOS team rescued a rat snake from the premises of a residential house in the Kralpora area of Budgam district.
Search for fourth at Samburbugh Panthachowk area of Srinagar district.
The local residents of these areas appreciated the wildlife SOS team for relieving the area from the snake scare.
Earlier, wildlife SOS team, led by Project head, veteran snake rescuer Aaliya Mir, rescued a Levantine Viper locally known as Gunas from the residential house at Wuyan village of Pampore last month.
Panic gripped the family members and neighbours after 3-4-foot-long Levantine Viper Gunas snake found in the house of Amaan Ullah Khanday son of Mohammad Shafi, resident of Khanday Mohalla Wuyan.


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