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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  1. M
    Oct 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm
    The cobra knows his kins habitat
    1. G
      Oct 29, 2017 at 10:23 am
      "Dear Rahulji, Did you see four feet long Cobra in JNU campus?" some one asked. Rahul repliecd, " NO, I m cobra myself.
      1. D
        Dev Verma
        Oct 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm
        JNU is full cobra's hence this is not exceptional ! there are many real with poisonous venom and are using against India every now and then.
        1. S
          Oct 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm
          What about the four foot commies being welcomes and filling JNU over several decades?