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Ten-foot python crossing highway causes traffic jam in Mumbai

Car drivers and motorcyclists stopped to look at the nearly 10-feet-long snake's attempt to cross the road, causing a traffic jam on a highway.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2020 11:46:13 am
Snakes, Snake rescue, Python, Python rescue video, Mumbai, Python inside car, Viral video, Trending news, Indian Express newsWildlife officials rescue a 10-ft long python which held up the traffic while trying to cross the Sion - Panvel highway, in Mumbai, Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. (Picture credit: PTI)

A 10-foot python slithering across the Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai caused a traffic jam on Monday morning, a police official said.

According to the official, the reptile was spotted by motorists on a stretch of the highway at suburban Chunabhatti.

Car drivers and motorcyclists stopped to look at the nearly 10-feet-long snake’s attempt to cross the road, causing a traffic jam on the busy highway, he said.

Watch the rescue video here:

After crossing the road, the python hid under a car. After an hour, a team of snake catchers arrived at the spot and rescued the python, the official said.

During the rescue operation, local policemen and their counterparts in the traffic branch also reached the spot and restored the normal movement of vehicles, he added.

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