Rare red snake seen for the third time in Uttarakhand, rescued by forest officials
A very rare red coral cookery snake was seen in the US city district of Uttarakhand. Please tell that the forest officials have saved him. This is the third time that the rare snake has been sighted in Uttarakhand this year. Earlier, it was seen in Nainital district while on Sunday it was seen in Dineshpur area of US Nagar district. According to forest officials, this rare snake was first spotted in Lakhimpur Kheri area of Uttar Pradesh in 1936, from where it got its scientific name ‘Oligodon kheriensis’.
The suffix ‘kukri’ in its name comes from Gorakh’s cooker or curved knife because its teeth are curved like a cooker’s blade. Uttarakhand forest department officials rescued the snake from the home of a local resident of US Nagar, where he was hiding and left him in a nearby forest area. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Terai Central, Abhilasha Singh said that the Rudrapur Forest Range team received a call from a Triloki resident of Jagdishpur village in Dineshpur area Sunday afternoon about rescue from a snake. He said, “When the forest team went there and rescued the snake, they realized that it is a rare red coral snake. It was hidden near a tree in the courtyard of the house. After the rescue, the snake was released into a nearby forest. ”
This is the third time the rare snake has been spotted in the state this year. On September 5 and August 7, the species of this snake was rescued from the same house of Kavindra Koranga, a resident of Kurria Khatta village in Bindukhata area of Nainital district. Red coral cookery snakes are listed in Schedule 4 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. It is found in red and bright orange colors. This non-venomous snake is nocturnal and feeds on earthworms, insects and larvae.