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Mumbai: King Cobra spotted in Tillari Reserve

A video shot by Shubham Dharne, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, shows the reptile feasting on a monitor lizard.

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai |
Updated: July 6, 2021 9:26:12 am
Mumbai: King Cobra spotted in Tillari ReserveKing Cobra was sighted in the recently declared conservation reserve, Tillari, in Sindhudurg district. (Representational)

The world’s longest venomous snake, king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), was sighted in the recently declared conservation reserve, Tillari, in Sindhudurg district. A video shot by Shubham Dharne, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, shows the reptile feasting on a monitor lizard.

Officials said king cobra sightings in the area have occurred before. “The sightings of the king cobra in northern western ghats have been documented previously… It is their natural habitat,” said Ben Clement, chief conservator of forests, Kolhapur territorial.

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