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Odisha: 19 feet King Cobra spotted by snake rescuer in Mayurbhanj village

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In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, a 19 feet King Cobra was spotted and rescued by snake rescuer, Krushna Chandra Gacchayat. According to reports, Ruhia Singh from Balipal Village jumped out of his bed when he saw the Cobra in his room and shouted for help.

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In a few moments, the villagers gathered and the Sarpanch was called in. When rescuer from the forest department failed to capture, a snake rescuer Krushna Chandra Gacchayat was informed.

Talking to news agency ANI, Gacchayat said that he flinched at first but when he saw that villagers were about to kill the snake, he mustered the courage to rescue it.

“I have not seen such a huge snake, about 19 feet long, in my life. Felt good after rescuing it and released it in Simlipal National Park,” he told news agency ANI.

Earlier in October, venomous Russel Viper was spotted near a school in Baripada and was rescued and released in jungle by Gacchayat.

Also read: 21 snakes seized from snake-charmers ahead of Naag Panchami

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