Dwarka: Snakes have become regular monsoon visitors
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Dwarka: Snakes have become regular monsoon visitors

In these sightings, some snakes are suspected to be poisonous while others are non-venomous

Dwarka: Snakes have become regular monsoon visitors

Dwarka: The new talk of the town in the sub-city of Dwarka is the snakes that have reportedly been seen in different societies. According to the residents, these sightings have become unusually common since the onset of the monsoon season. In a recent incident, on September 18, 2022, a snake was seen in Krishna Garden Apartments, Sector 19B. President of the society, Maneesha Vajpai said that the snake was spotted by the security guard in the  evening and then it disappeared.

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For the last two to three months, snakes have become a common sight in Dwarka as per the residents. In New Adarsh Apartments, Sector 10, a resident on the ground floor, Rajeev Pratap Raman, says that he witnessed snakes on the premises for more than a month in August. He says, “It was a family of cobras. I say so as many small snakes were seen on regular basis near the lift area. We saw shed dead skin of a full-grown Cobra which was more than 5 feet in length. I assume that there they hatched eggs in the rainy season.” Raman shared that SOS wildlife people were contacted during these sightings but they couldn’t find any snake.

Similarly, at Prahjyotishpur Apartments, Sector 10, videos of snakes spotted in the society made rounds in WhatsApp groups. Aman Bhandari, a resident of Pragjyotishpur Apartments and Vice president of All Dwarka Residents Federation tells us, “In August, snakes were seen in our society but afterward, they went outside the society in a vacant plot. SOS wildlife people when contacted suggested not to disturb the snakes as they have their own natural habitat in vacant spaces.”

In these sightings, some snakes are suspected to be poisonous while others are non-venomous. On 16 August, 2022, a 4 feet long Cobra was rescued by the SOS wildlife people from Netaji Subhash Technical University Housing Complex in Sector 3. Concerned for their safety, the residents immediately alerted Wildlife SOS on its 24x7 emergency rescue helpline (+91 9871963535), which works round-the-clock to rescue animals in distress.

Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder and CEO, of Wildlife SOS says, “During monsoons, it is not uncommon for snakes to be sighted in residential areas and dense human habitations. In fact, this happens because heavy rains flood the burrows and dens of the snakes and they move to drier places to seek shelter. In the month of July alone, our Rapid Response Unit responded to over 60 reptile calls across Delhi-NCR.”