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7-foot python caught from Agra Golf Course behind Taj Mahal

The seven-foot-long Indian Rock Python rescued from Agra Golf Course behind Taj Mahal

In an action-packed weekend, the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit stationed at Agra rescued several creatures, including huge snakes and a Golden Jackal.

The rescue team of the NGO received information that a big seven-foot-long Indian Rock Python had been spotted at Agra Golf Course which is located right behind the West Gate of Taj Mahal, one of the most visited monuments in the world.

It was spotted near the rest house but later the reptile slithered into the garden. The reptile was carefully removed from the premises by the team and will be released in the wild later after observation.

Python at Airport Agra
Six-foot-long Python rescued from Agra Civil Airport

In another incident a six-foot-long Python which was sighted in the store room near the parking area at Agra Civil Airport located inside the Air Force Station triggered a panic. The reptile was safely rescued by the Rapid Response Unit and will be released soon.

On Sunday alert farmers on their way to work stopped on their tracks on hearing the cry for help coming from an 40-foot-deep open borewell in Karbhana village located in Tajganj, Agra. They found a young jackal huddled in its depths.

Worried about its well-being, the farmers immediately reached out to the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit on their 24×7 emergency helpline for help.

Golden Jackal in the borewell Agra
The Golden Jackal which was rescued from a 40-foot-deep borewell

The two-member rescue team, geared with necessary rescue equipment and medical aid reached the spot and after an hour-long rescue operation, removed the creature from the borewell. Following a quick onsite medical examination, it was released back into its natural habitat.

Native of the Indian subcontinent, Golden Jackals play a very important role in forest ecology. Omnivorous in nature, they feed on a variety of small mammals, birds, fish, hares and even fruits. Victims of hunting, wildlife trafficking, man-animal conflict and highway accidents these species are protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. An estimated population of 80,000 of these animals are there in the wild.