King cobra rescued from Karnataka’s Mandagadde village

King Cobra

New Delhi, March 12: A King Cobra was rescued from a house in Karnataka’s village on Monday. The reptile was found at a home in Mandagadde village in Shivamogga.

The incident caused widespread concern among the villagers who informed the wildlife authorities.

Officials of the forest department were quick to reach the spot and rescued the reptile. It was taken out of the house was later released in a forest.

King cobra is the national reptile of India. It is the world’s longest venomous snake and endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia.

King Cobra is threatened due to habitat destruction and is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2010.

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