nArat snake was found in a desk drawer at the Food Corporation of India office in Mayapuri on Wednesday.
A rescue team member said some files, an employee at the Food Corporation of India office ended up finding much more than he bargained for. A large Rat snake was comfortably nestled in the bottom most drawer and one can only imagine its displeasure on being disturbed.
Having dealt with reptiles in the office before, the staff immediately reported the incident to Wildlife SOS on their emergency helpline and requested for aid.
Sharing details on rescue mission, a Wildlife SoS team member said, “The rescue was challenging as the snake was caught between the bottom and top drawers.
“The team exercised immense caution so as to avoid hurting the distressed snake. After disassembling the desk, the reptile was safely transferred into a transportation unit from where it was taken to a safe place.”
Rat snake (Ptyas mucosa) also known as the Oriental rat snake is a highly adaptable species and is commonly found in urban areas. It is a non-venomous species and is popularly known as ‘Dhaman’.