Two King Cobras rescued at Bambooflat

Port Blair
12 Mar 2018

In another daring act, the Class XII student of MES School in Wimberlygunj, turned snake catcher, rescued two huge King Cobras on Monday. Rushing to the aid of Mr Ashok Kumar, Raj Kumar, son of Papa Rao, bare handed, rescued two King Cobras measuring 4.5 mtrs and 4 mtrs in length respectively. He, later, released them into natural habitat, according to reports.
The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 5.5 m. The species, which preys chiefly on other snakes, is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia to Indonesia and the Philippines. Despite the word "cobra" in its name, this snake is not a member of Naja ("true cobras") but belongs to its own genus and is considered to be a very dangerous snake. (EOIC)