7ft long python rescued in Odisha Kalahandi | Photo credit: ANI
- Rajmal Deep, a fisherman from the village, caught the python in his fishing net on Saturday morning
- Later, a forest service team rushed to the scene and managed to save the snake. He was then released into the forest
- A Golamunda forester confirmed the snake was 7 feet tall and about six months old
Kalahandi: A 7-foot-long python was rescued from Golamunda in Kalahandi district in Odisha on Saturday after getting stuck in a fishing net near Ganga Sagar pond.
Rajmal Deep, a fisherman from the village, caught the python in his fishing net on Saturday morning.
Later, a forest service team rushed to the scene and managed to save the snake. He was then released into the forest.
A Golamunda forester confirmed that the snake was 7 feet tall and about six months old.
“The snake was around seven feet long and weighed around 8 kilograms,” said Ramesh Panda, a forester from Golamunda.
While this Odisha snake incident didn’t have too many dramatic episodes, the one that happened in July caused a woman named Sasmite Gochhait to go viral.
Gochhait and her husband were surprised when they saw their 2 year old crawl towards the snake that had made its way into their house.
The husband reacted quickly and managed to grab his son before jumping out the window. But Sasmite didn’t panic and grabbed the poisonous reptile.
The husband said he called a shooting officer named Krishna Gochhait and informed him of the incident.
Fortunately, no one was bitten or injured while trying to escape the reptile, which was released into its habitat.