Four-foot-long cobra creates panic at JNU campus

The sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University campus is located in a lush green belt and is home to a variety of reptiles and nilgais

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 12, 2017 9:11 pm
King Cobra, smuggling, venom The cobra was found outside the staff quarters of JNU

A four-foot-long cobra was found at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Wednesday, sending the staffers into a tizzy.

“The cobra was found outside the staff quarters of JNU, causing a stir there. The snake was captured and will be released into its natural habitat once deemed fit,” an official of Wildlife SOS, an NGO, said.

Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said, “We have rescued several animals from JNU as the sprawling campus is located in a lush green belt and is home to a variety of wildlife, mainly reptiles, nilgais (blue bulls) and birds. It is essential that we remain sensitive to the presence of wild animals in the National Capital Region.”

On Sunday, a nilgai fawn was rescued by the NGO from the JNU campus after it suffered severe dog bite injuries. “The young nilgai is under medical treatment for its wounds and is placed under observation,” the NGO said. Recently, a five-foot-long cobra was rescued from the office of the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) branch at Dilli Haat, Pitampura.

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