Snake rescued from Agra college campus

Agra, Nov 17 (IANS) A 2.5 feet long juvenile Wolf snake was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from a class room at Anand Engineering College, Agra.

The snake was found inside the college classroom when the students were entering the classroom and saw the reptile on top of the entrance door. They reported the incident to the teaching staff immediately.

A two-member team of trained rescuers was quickly dispatched to the location and upon arrival identified the snake as an Indian Wolf Snake (lycodon aulicus), a common non-venomous snake species found in South Asia and South East Asia. The reptile was carefully transferred to a transport container, much to the relief of students and faculty.

J.S Yadav, Dean Faculty, Anand Engineering College, said: “The snake was seen making its way to the top of the entrance door and we were immediately alerted. We have had encounters with snakes on our campus in the past for which we have always contacted Wildlife SOS.”

Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder, Wildlife SOS, said, “Because of its resemblance to the Common Krait, a highly venomous snake species found in India, Wolf snakes are often misunderstood as venomous and are sometimes killed by unaware people. We request people to report such incidents to Wildlife SOS as we have a team of trained rescuers who are experienced in handling snake rescues.”

The snake was found to be in good health and was released back in its natural habitat shortly after.