#Monsoonmania: Spotted a reptile during the monsoon? Don’t Panic | Latest Delhi News

Gourogrammer Radha Sachdeva almost hit the panic button after spotting a monitor lizard at the entrance to her house. “We called the guard for help while waiting for the lizard to go away on its own,” recalls Sachdeva. Come the monsoon, and such incidents are quite common. Wildlife SOS has already rescued 20 reptiles in 72 hours across Delhi-NCR, is home to a range of snake species, ranging from highly venomous such as cobra, common krait and in rare cases scaled vipers saw, to relatively harmless species, including the common sand boa and Indian wolfsnake, among others.

Anil Chaudhary, a resident of Noida, recently spotted a rat snake at a waste collection unit in Sector 63, while Yogesh Singh, a resident of Gurugram, found a python caught in the club’s net used on the pitch. cricket. Additionally, a family in Sarita Vihar recently discovered an Indian cobra nearly five feet long in a duffel bag!

Monitor lizards are generally shy and do not attack unless provoked.

With such sightings on the rise in the NCR, SOS calls are also on the rise. “We get many calls about snakes and monitor lizards in the most unusual places, including storage rooms, bathrooms, car hoods and mattresses,” says Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS. He adds: “Snakes and monitor lizards are generally shy and will not attack unless provoked. It is better not to invade their territory. Instead, carefully remove everyone, including pets, from the room immediately. Close the door, fill the gap underneath with a towel, then call for help.

Anil Gandass, from the NGO Environment and Wildlife Society in Gurugram, says: “Every day, 20-25 calls aati hain. Aane wale dino mein call aur badh jayengi. Ek din mein 25 reptile nikale hain Delhi-NCR se. Sharing a tip for those spotting a reptile at home, he adds, “I suggest ki log shor kam karein, jab aisi situation ho and keep an eye out for the reptile. Also, contact us on 99998 41782.”

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