5-foot-long rat snake rescued from JNU campus

New Delhi: A five-foot-long rat snake was rescued from the JNU campus after students spotted it outside the central library.

A team comprising two snake rescuers from SOS Wildlife conducted the rescue operation and the rat snake was later released into the natural habitat.

“We received information about a snake in the campus from a group of students who were on their way to the library. We then contacted SOS wildlife for help,” said Harish Kumar, Security Officer.

Geeta Seshamani, Co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said, “Rat snakes are harmless to human beings and they mostly feed on rodents, lizards, birds and small mammals.”

“Delhi still has a few patches of forest that are home to such unique wildlife and it is essential that we remain sensitive to the presence of wild animals in the national capital region,” she added.