As people in Maharashtra were urged to stay home and enjoy the New Year’s eve, an unexpected guest – a snake – gatecrashed someone’s home in Mumbai leaving all very petrified. As police was called in to escort the “gatecrasher” out, the rescue footage is now going viral.
A 6-feet-long Indian Rock Python had sneaked into a home in Mumbai’s Dharavi area causing panic among family living there and neighbours. As the locals contacted Mumbai Police seeking assistance, a police constable led the rescue operation sans any equipment to safely pull out the serpent caught in between a wooden frame and partition.
Sharing the video on Twitter, the law enforcement agency joked saying, “Look who took our ‘stay-at-home’ appeal most seriously,” adding the snake didn’t understand that they didn’t mean for “him to enter someone else’s house forcibly”.
Escorting The Gatecrasher Out!
A 6 feet long Indian Rock Python sneaked in a Dharavi home causing panic.
A fractured leg didn’t stop PC Murlidhar Jadhav from performing his duty, who rescued the python & released it in its natural habitat with help from the Forest Dept. pic.twitter.com/yURWjlugWh
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 1, 2021
“A fractured leg didn’t stop PC Murlidhar Jadhav from performing his duty, who rescued the python & released it in its natural habitat with help from the Forest Dept,” the Mumbai Police wrote on his official handle.
Video showed that as the huge snake was being caught at the site, people gathered around the cops cheering aloud for keeping them safe.
The cop’s efforts also earned praise from Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh, who shared the video online and lauded him for his bravery. “The bravery and courage shown by him to handle the situation are exemplary,” the minister tweeted.
मुंबई पोलीस दलात कार्यरत असणारे पोलीस शिपाई मुरलीधर जाधव यांनी मोठ्या हिंमतीने धारावीतील एका घरात शिरलेल्या अजगराला सुरक्षित बाहेर काढले. जाधव यांनी कार्यतत्परतेने केलेली ही कामगिरी कौतुकास्पद आहे.@MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/7srmiS52Wi
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) January 2, 2021
People on social media also praised the constable for handling the animal well in a daring rescue, while others appreciated their sense of humour.
🙏🙏🙏 Police angel
— Vijay Dani (@danivijay6) January 2, 2021
indeed a brave & timely action to weed out the fear of the residing family,ensuring a safe n worry free last nite of a dreadful 2020👏👏👍💐🙏😊
— dj (@djfancy66) January 1, 2021
Hats off Jadhav Sir. He risked his life and did it very well at the end. Brave work.
— Vishal Yadav (@VishalY44691113) January 1, 2021
— Sunil Gite (@sunil_gite) January 1, 2021
Singham, Dabanng all in one…super se upar
How confidentaly and calmly PC Jadhav managed the situation..Hats off..
— Lost In Mumbai (@LostinMumbai) January 1, 2021
“Rescued” the Python from the house it had “sneaked” into: try telling that to the petrified in that house 😂
How the Python got into a congested place like Dharavi shall remain a mystery. Must either be a pet escaped from someone’s home or the bravest Python ever born. https://t.co/wEhhzgU80d
— Siddhartha Das (@sidharthone) January 1, 2021
Salute. @MumbaiPolice Rocks. Period ❤️
— Kavita Radheshyam (@actresskavita) January 1, 2021
— Krutika Manjrekar (@Krugirrl_15) January 1, 2021