PAMPORE: Three snakes were rescued from Pampore, Srinagar and Budgam areas by an expert team from Wildlife SOS on Wednesday.
Three different species of snakes, including a nearly 5-foot-long rat snake, were rescued by the SOS Wildlife Department of Jammu and Kashmir in the Dooninar Tulbagh area of Pampore, Brain Srinagar and Krapora Budgam, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Panic gripped family members and neighbors after a 5ft rat snake was found in the home of Shakeel Ahmad Sheikh, son of Mohammad Sultan, resident of Dooninar Tulbagh, Pampore.
The family members immediately contacted Wildlife SOS Project Manager Aaliya Mir.
She immediately dispatched a team led by Showkat Ahmad and, after a two-hour operation, rescued a five-foot rat snake from a wall plinth.
“I got a call from Dooninar Pampore on Wednesday afternoon that they saw a snake in the grounds of a residential building and we got there,” wildlife expert Showkat Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.
In nearly a two-hour operation, they retrieved the five-foot-long rat snake from a base wall of an apartment building.
He told Kashmir Reader that Wildlife SOS, led by Aliya Mir, has saved more than 30 snakes in the Pampore areas this year.
Veteran snake rescuer Aaliya Mir, Wildlife SOS Project Manage, gave details of the rescue and told Kashmir Reader she received four calls on the hotline number. She said the team immediately rushed to the locations with rescue gear and protective gear.
She told the Kashmir Reader that the three snakes, including two rat snakes and Himalayan trinket, were rescued from Pampore, Brain and Krarpora on the same day.
In a first incident, a snake was caught by SOS Expert Showkat Ahmad in the Dooninar Pampore area of Pulwama district.
In the second incident, an SOS wildlife team rescued a trinket snake in a residential garden in the Brain Nishat area of Srinagar district.
In another incident, an SOS wildlife team rescued a rat snake from the property of a residential building in the Krarpora area of Budgam district.
Look for the fourth in the Samburbugh Panthachowk area of Srinagar district.
The residents of these areas appreciated the Wildlife SOS team for relieving the area of fear of snakes.
Earlier last month, the SOS wildlife team, led by the project leader, veteran snake rescuer Aaliya Mir, rescued a Levantine viper known locally as gunas from the dwelling in Wuyan village in Pampore.
Panic gripped family members and neighbors after a 3-4 foot Levantine viper gunas snake was found in the home of Amaan Ullah Khanday, son of Mohammad Shafi, resident of Khanday Mohalla Wuyan.