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King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) rescued by Mithila Wildlife Trust (MWT) and brought to Dhanushadham Protected Forest (DPF)

Dhanushadham, 2074/05/01 – Mithila Wildlife Trust (MWT) rescued a King Cobra from the house of Man Bahadur Baniya R/o Karjanha Municipality, Ward No.-2, Siraha district of Nepal. Weighting 3 Kg 345 Gm and 9ft 3 Inch long.

Family member of Mr. Baniya

Family member of Mr. Baniya


The family members of Mr. Baniya had noticed the snake entering inside house on 2074/04/31 BS but they didn’t bother of it thinking that it will move away in the night. But when his daughter in low went to clean the house early morning on 32nd Shrawan 2074, she saw the snake resting behind gate and it moved under gap area of the roof when it was disturbed by them. They waited it to move away, but at afternoon they informed their neighbors for the existence of a snake inside house. Soon, neighbors gathered numbering around 20-25 to kill the snake. Everybody was trying to kill it, when one of the neighbors shouted that this is the same snake preserved by MWT in Dhanushadham Protected Forest (DPF) and he requested everybody to save this snake. Then, they informed Ilaka Police Office, Bandipur and the police official informed to District Forest Office, Siraha via Ilaka Forest Office, Bandipur. And massage was passed to MWT for the rescued via Shankar Narayan Jha who is Assistant Forest Office posted at DPF.

Roof where King Cobra was hiding for the whole day

Roof where King Cobra was hiding for the whole day


Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT rushed to the spot with Lalit Yadav, Forest Guard at DPF for the rescue where he found that police officials had managed to lock the windows and gate of the room and protect the snake from crowd. The snake was rescued successfully by our chairman and was transported to DPF at evening.

The room where King Cobra was locked untill rescue by MWT Nepal

The room where King Cobra was locked untill rescue by MWT Nepal


King Cobra inside a locked room before rescue

King Cobra inside a locked room before rescue


Scientific name of the snake is Ophiophagus hannah, weight is 3Kg 345 Gm and the length is measured to be 9Ft 3 Inch (measured next day in DPF). As small wound is there on the outer skin of the snake, necessary treatment has been given and will be released back in the same range or will be decided according to the suggestion of District Forest Officer.

Till date, MWT has rescued 4 King Cobras from human settlements of the same range covering approx. 200SqrMtr. 3 more King Cobras have been recorded but the regular awareness programmes has made it to live them in their natural habitat without rescue or translocation.

Rescued King Cobra inside wooden rescue box

Rescued King Cobra inside wooden rescue box


The measure threats of these snakes are unmanaged human settlements and habitat loss inside Shivalik Chure range of Nepal.

We heartily thank the residence of the area, the members of Ilaka Police Office & Ilaka Forest Office, Bandipur for the co-operation and support to save this speechless creature. We would also like to request for possible support from helping hands to organize several awareness programmes in the area where nice population of King Cobra is recorded in Nepal.

The lovely face of rescued King Cobra

The lovely face of rescued King Cobra

Weighing the King Cobra in DPF

Rescued a Juvenile Naja naja fromMithileswar.

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

When removed the tank

Naja naja moving into the hole

Naja naja moving into the hole

Naja naja after rescue

Naja naja after rescue

 

RESCUED A LESSER ADJUTANT STORK (VULNARABLE-IUCN) FROM POACHERS, MWT TEAM TRYING TO SAVE ITS LIFE…..

Today evening after the rescue of a rat snake, our chairman Mr. Dev Narayan Mandel and his companion noticed the mob chasing a Lesser Adjutant Stork which was badly and deeply wounded. It has been sling shorted by an villager for its flesh. The lower portion of its left leg was broken completely and bone was ejected out from the flesh. Our Chairman and team rescued him from the site and bought to our office from where it got first aid and a complete treatment by Mr. Mavish and team. He with the help of Santhosh Rajak, Suvin V.M., Mukesh Rajak, Lintumol P.K., Ram K. Mandal, cleaned the wound and applied medicines, by keeping a wooden piece in the broken leg and tied completely to get an motion less rest for that leg. Team feed the stork by opening its mouth and to avoid the bird to fly, we covered his wings completely with clothes. Though our team had tried their best, Chance of recovery and saving the life is only ten percentage. Let us hope for the best and pray for him to be again in the field and its natural habitat.

Stork begging for an helping hand....

Stork begging for an helping hand….

Team giving treatment.

Team giving treatment.

Broken Leg trying to join and bandage.

Broken Leg trying to join and bandage.

Mavish cheking other body part and feeding.

Mavish cheking other body part and feeding.

After complete treatement stork in rest.

After complete treatment stork in rest.

Dhanusha district realizes the importance of wildlife @MWT awareness campaign.

Today evening MWT chairman Mr Dev Narayan Mandal rescued two snakes from different parts of the Mithileshwar Mauwahi, A Viper sp. (haemotoxic) from Naval Pandith’s house, Mithileshar Mauwahi-7,

Rescued Viper in bottle.

Rescued Viper in bottle.

Wolf Snake non- poisonous)  from the house of Ranjit Mandal, Mithileshwar Mauwahi-4

Rescued injured L.aulicus in MWT office

Rescued injured L.aulicus in MWT office

and after  two rescue it as unfortunate, while reaching to third rescue spot, the mobs nearby area  killed a Checkered Keelback ( Water Snake).

unfortunately a delay in three minute for third rescue Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator), made some peoples to wipe of this one from Earth

unfortunately a delay in three minute for third rescue Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator), made some peoples to wipe of this one from Earth

 

This continuous and vigilant wildlife rescue calls makes MWT very happy to save the lives of speechless creatures…

Rescued injured Dumeril’s Black Headed Snake (Sybynophis subpunctatus)

Today evening MWT team rescued again a rare species of snake called Dumeril’ Black Headed Snake (Sibynophis subpunctactus) which was seriously injured by the villagers. They call this non-

Second wound of his body.

Second wound of his body.

Wound made by villagers to wipe off him from village.

Wound made by villagers to wipe off him from village.

venomous snake as young one of Cobra, and trying to kill. As our team reached on time, this live was able to rescue from that villagers. As there are two wounds on the body, we were not able to release him in the forest. Mavish added, without healing clearly, it is just like killing him. Once a wound hapens to this creatures, chances of germination of worms from flies eggs are more which can cause the death of the same. So only when the wound is healed, we will be releasing him in its habitat.We are taking care of him in our office in a separate enclosure.

In Mavish's hand, when taken to treatement.

In Mavish’s hand, when taken to treatement.

Rescuing from Mithileshwar village.

Rescuing from Mithileshwar village.