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Rescue of a Common Cobra from Mithileshwar Mauwahi-5, Dhanusha

Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall

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

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.

RESCUE OF BLUE BULL/ NILGAI (Boselaphus tragocamelus) BY MITHILA WILDLIFE TRUST

Nilghai calf at Kisanpur village

Nilghai calf at Kisanpur village

MWT rescued a baby/calf of Blue Bull/ Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) from Kisanpur village of Dhanushadham Municipality.

As we have already posted in our earlier posts, around 35 numbers of blue bulls have returned back to Dhanushadham Protected Forest but around Twelve Nilghais are still staying outside forest. They had started avoiding DPF as they were not able to get a secure habitat in the forest due to regular disturbance by the local villagers.

MWT Chairman, Mr. Gyan Kr Yadav and Shivshankar Yadav with rescued Calf

MWT Chairman, Mr. Gyan Kr Yadav and Shivshankar Yadav with rescued Calf

Breeding occurs in late autumn to early winter. Nilgai use to deliver Twins in 50% of the cases, although births of One of Three do occur. People had seen around 4 calves in the group but suddenly the calves were missing. We started searching them with the help of DPF Council members and local communities. Mr. Gran Kumar Yadav, Treasurer, DPF Council and his nephew Mr. Shivshankar Yadav got information that some person have kept a calf in his house. We rushed to the spot and rescued it from there. The information we got from that gentleman was quite shocking to us. He informed us that some people had taken all other calves for beef. He had brought it to keep as pet animal.

It is very necessary to mention here that Dhanushadham Protected Forest is the only patch of forest situated in Terai region of Nepal, where more than 40 Nilghai are still residing permanently.

Nilghai Calf prior to rescue with pet animal

Nilghai Calf prior to rescue in Kisanpur village

Nilghai is kept under “Least Concerned” Conservation Status of IUCN. The main threat to the species is habitat loss due to human encroachments.

It seems very necessary for GoN, local government, local residence and all concerned to protect these beautiful animals.

Please feel free to contact us on +977 9817629229 or info@mwt.org.np to help us reach such speechless innocent lives.