Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality
On 11th November 2014 (2071 Kartick 25) afternoon, while Dhanushadham Protected Forest Council -Working Committee was preparing for a meeting, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mahto, a member from the same committee came with a snake. Though he didn’t touch the snake physically, he kept the snake in a plastic bottle with help of a stick and brought to the Dhanushadham Protected Forest where MWT chairman was also present. He handed over the plastic bottle with snake to him.
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake on the hand of a school student_The snake was rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality
One of the members asked him how he got the courage of it. He replied “Generally I used to kill the snakes within no time, but since the date I came in touch of Mithila Wildlife Trust, I use to leave them without disturbing. I had never seen this snake in my lifetime, so, I thought of brining here for confirmation.” The snake was confirmed as Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake which is also known as Yellow Speckled Wolf Snake. It’s a non venomous snake.
MWT is grateful to him for his awesome work done to save a life.
This is the third L. jara that MWT rescues from same village. Today afternoon from Mithileshwar village while our team was surveying biodiversity of Dhanusha district, villagers noticed jara under the decaying leaf litters. When our biologist Mr Suvin was informed, he identified the snake and rescued. He also awared the localites about L. Jara and cleared different superstetion belives of that villagers regarding snakes.
Rescued L.jara in Biologist’s hand @MWT office
Rescued form Mithileshwar village.
Rescued second L.jara from Mithileshwar in this evening. As our team reached there jara was noticed inside cattle manure, our team cleared the area and rescued this rare species of snake and noticed a small wound happened by some spines or rusted iron peices nearby as chlidrens were trying to kill him.