The forest personnel of Bhitarkanika National Park on Tuesday rescued a 12-feet long Indian python ,that was entangled in a net at Jaudia near Pentha beach.
Rajnagar Mangrove Forest and Wildlife Division DFO Dr Jangyadatta Pati informed that the python was entangled on a net, that was covered to protect mangrove species on the road side. The locals first spotted the python and rescued the 12-feet reptile by cutting the net with blade.
They informed to the forest personnel and handed over the python to the Forest Department at Kathuaganda forest bit. The python was later released into a nearby forest, informed forest official sources It may be noted here that hundreds of Indian and Burmese pythons are living in the Bhitarkanika National Park and such straying incidents of snakes earlier had also been reported.