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Rescued python released in Sundarbans

Wildlife 2022-01-19, 8:56pm


Python rescued from a pond before release in the Sundarbans on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022. UNB

Bagerhat, Jan 19 -- A 10-feet python was released in the Sundarbans after being rescued by  members of Village Tiger Response Team (VTRT) and WildTeam, wildlife conservation organization, at North Tafalbari village in Sarankhola Upazila Tuesday afternoon.

Locals spotted the python in a pond of Jiten Gain of the village and informed the Forest Department.

On information, VTRT members rushed to the spot and rescued the python weighing 20-25 kg.

Md. Shamsul Arefin, Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) of Sarankhola Range, said the python might have entered the locality in search of food.

On December 13, another python was caught by local people at Zilbunia village of Sarankhola Upazila and then it was released in the Sundarbans.

According to the Forest Department, over 100 pythons were rescued in the last one year from different adjacent areas of the Sundarbans. – UNB