Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall
On 02nd April 2015, we received a rescue call at 9:30AM from Mr. Ravindra Pandit, a local resident of Mithileshwar Mauwahi VDC. He requested to reach as much earlier as possible, mentioning that around 50 people have gathered around and they are trying to kill the snake.
MWT Chairman rushed to the spot and searched for the snake. The snake was hiding in an old brick wall. It took little bit time to rescue the hiding snake, but we were able to save life of a speechless creature. Snake is around 5.5ft long Common Cobra (Naja naja) and is transported to Dhanushadham Protected Forest.
Rescuing the Common Cobra Snake in Mithileshwar Mauwahi by Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT
We are thankful to local villagers for their help in rescuing the snake.
People Gathered during Cobra Rescue from Chhath Ghat
This Chhath Festival (a favorite festival of Hindu religion), while entire Terai region of Nepal was preparing for celebration of this awesome festival, The MWT team received an urgent rescue call at early morning. People had seen a cobra snake while cleaning the Chhath Ghat where the festival was supposed to be celebrated at night. MWT team reached to the site without taking much time and rescued the snake.
Cobra rescued on Chhath Festival from Chhath Ghat
The snake looks so cute and it has also moulted (also known as molting, sloughing and shedding) the skin at night in snake rescue box of Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal as it can be recognized in the photo.
Snakes rub against rough surfaces to assist removal of their shed skin. The frequency of shedding depends on many factors like species, age, nutritional and reproductive status, the presence of skin parasites or bacteria, and ambient enclosure temperature and humidity. Younger snakes use to shed more frequently than adults and shedding often precedes mating and giving birth. The most common causes of improper or incomplete shedding are related to husbandry and nutrition.
Chhath Celebration at Night
Today morning our Chairman Mr Dev Narayan Mandal rescued a common Cobra from Mithileshwar. It was seen under the feeding tank of cattles where number of small childrens were playing. After noticing the snake moving to the hole below the tank, we got a call from villager and within no time we rashed to the site for the rescue.
When removed the tank
Naja naja moving into the hole
Naja naja after rescue