Dwarka: A cobra snake was rescued this afternoon from Sector 10 Dwarka. This was done with the help of wildlife SOS and the residents of Sanskriti Apartments and environment activist Nidhi Gupta, who lives in Vinayak Apartments, near Sanskrit Apartments.
Nidhi got a message in a resident WhatsApp group from the President of Sanskriti Apartments, Jitendra Sachdeva that a snake was seen in the back lane of the society. She suggested he keep a distant eye on the snake and tell people not to go in that area. She says, “I asked Jitendra Sachdeva to send the pic of the snake. He did that and I got to know that the snake was poisonous and so I suggested everyone to maintain a good distance from it. I then suggested to call the wildlife people. The snake was poisonous and the rescue team which was travelling from South Delhi would have taken some time. It took them about 40 minutes. Till then, one of the guards of the society stepped in to rescue and somehow managed to trap the snake in a jute bag. As the wildlife people reached, the snake was handed over to them.”
As shared by Nidhi, after almost half an hour of careful tracking, the reptile was captured. The wildlife SoS people identified the snake as the common cobra. It was about four feet in length and was a bit injured.
According to Wildlife SOS Coordinator, currently, the snake is under treatment and after the treatment, it will be sent for rehabilitation to Tuglakabad forest area.
About the experience, Jitendra Sachdeva says, “This is an achievement that we played an active role in saving a snake. It is a collective effort and we are happy that we were successful. I appeal to the community people to keep the wildlife SOS number and help in saving such species if found.”