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Snakes slither into car showroom, scooter, TV to escape scorching heat in Agra 

The five-foot-long Indian Rat snake which was found underneath the seat of a parked scooter

The city of Agra reported several cases of snake sightings and rescues. According to the NGO Wildlife SOS, the rapid increase in the temperature is forcing the reptilian population to look for cooler places including car showroom, two-wheelers, and a television set!

A Rat Snake took refuge in the store room of a Tata Motors showroom, Ashok Motors, located in Kuberpur while a Spectacled Cobra made an appearance in a household in Sakatpur in Achhnera behind a television set. Both the cases were reported to Wildlife SOS 24×7 helpline and the two snakes were safely removed without any harm to them or the people.

Cobra Found at home
Spectacled Cobra which was found behind a TV in Agra

Agra’s Shastripuram resident Pushpendra Kashyap would have never even in his dreams thought of a snake taking a ride with him on his two-wheeler. And that is what happened when he noticed a five-foot-long Indian Rat snake slithering across into the seat of his scooter parked in the shade just outside his house.

He contacted the NGO helpline who immediately dispatched a rescue team. On removing the seat of the two-wheeler, the team found the reptile coiled inside the engine from where it was carefully removed.

Talking to the media Kashyap said: “I was initially shocked to see the snake making its way inside the vehicle and I am grateful to the Wildlife SOS team who wasted no time in coming to the rescue.”

Python Stuck in a Net
Five-foot-long Indian Rock python found entangled in a net

The Rapid Response Unit of the NGO also rescued a five-foot-long Indian Rock Python that was entangled in a fishing net near Fatehpur Sikri. After rescuing it from the net, they took it to their transit facility for treatment. Another massive eight-foot-long Python was rescued from Mahuar in Kiraoli and this time the snake was found near the railway track and saved in the nick of time.

All the reptiles were deemed fit and later released back into their natural habitat.

Wildlife SOS CEO Kartick Satyanarayan speaking about these incidents said: “People often panic when they encounter snakes but contrary to popular belief, they are non-confrontational but will react instinctively when provoked or threatened. By reporting such incidents on our helpline, we are happy to see people showing sympathy towards these largely misunderstood reptiles.”