Rare ornate flying snake rescued at city rly station

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Rare ornate flying snake rescued at city rly station

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

An ornate flying snake, which is one of the rare species of serpents, was rescued from the Bhubaneswar railway station on Tuesday.

The reptile was reportedly being trafficked in a train from Asansol in West Bengal. Passengers spotted the snake and informed the Snake Helpline about it.

Later, Forest Department officials reached the station and rescued the snake. Two persons were detained for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of the reptile. The snake was released into the Chandaka forest. Notably, this species of the snake is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act. Ornate flying snakes can glide in a very short range through a parachute-like effect by extending their ribs and pulling in underside.

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