The reptile day in Agra occupies the Wildlife SOS hotline

Agra, November 19 (IANS): Wildlife SOS teams in Agra on Friday rescued a monitor lizard stuck in a split air conditioner and a poisonous cobra in a grocery store.

A three-foot monitor was found stuck in the drain pipe of a split air conditioner inside a house in Shahganj in Agra. After noticing the big lizard’s tail sticking out of the drainpipe, family members immediately contacted Wildlife SOS.

With the help of the necessary equipment and protective gear, the wildlife team reached the location and rescued the reptile by carefully removing the AC unit. The operation lasted an hour.

In another close call, a five-foot Cobra had taken refuge in a grocery store in Fatehpur Sikri. Finding the poisonous snake among cartons of food, the store owner immediately contacted Wildlife SOS.

The two reptiles were first kept under observation for a few hours and then released into their natural habitat.

Kartick Satyanarayan, CEO and Co-Founder of Wildlife SOS, said: “We are happy to see that more and more people are asking us for help instead of dealing with the situation on their own, which can prove to be true. dangerous. these callers have shown us their compassion for urban wildlife and we are truly grateful for their help and support in our conservation efforts! “

Baiju Raj MV, Director of Conservation Projects for Wildlife SOS, said: “Our rescue unit is working tirelessly around the clock to ensure that no cry for help goes unanswered. Since August, our team has responded to 400 reptile rescue calls. These rescues range from extremely poisonous snakes like the cobra and common krait, to relatively harmless and non-poisonous snakes like the sand boa, wolf snake and rat snake. “

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