Four cobras rescued From Snake charmer


New Delhi: Four cobras were rescued from a snake charmer in Munirka area in south Delhi, a wildlife NGO said on Wednesday.

A call was received on our helpline about a snake charmer using the snakes to entertain the public in Munirka. Following which a two-member team of experts rescued them, an official of Wildlife SOS said.

The rescued cobras were later released in the wild. Cobras are highly venomous and the snake charmer had extracted their fangs and venom glands, it said in a statement.

The common cobra is one of the four venomous snake species to be found in the Indian subcontinent. They are revered in Indian mythology and culture and are listed under Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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