4.5 foot long Cobra rescued from Delhi farmhouse

The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit rescued a 4.5 foot long cobra from a farmhouse in Dera Mandi, New Delhi. The snake is currently kept under observation and will soon be released back into its natural habitat.

New Delhi, Delhi, July 19, 2016 – The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit SOS responded to a distress call on their 24-hr rescue helpline (9871963535) about a cobra that was found wandering in the premises of a farmhouse in Dera Mandi, near Chhatarpur. Shocked to discover the large snake in their house and fearing for their lives, the family immediately reported the incident to Wildlife SOS.

A two member rescue team was promptly dispatched to the location and upon arrival requested the family members and staff to clear the area so as to maintain a safe distance from the venomous snake and to avoid any unnecessary conflicts. The rescue was carried out safely and the snake is currently kept under observation. It will be released back into the wild, once deemed fit.

Dipak Marwa, who placed the call said, “At first we spotted the cobra outside near the garden but it soon made its way into the guard room. As our farmhouse is located near a forested area, we have come across similar cases in the past and have always contacted Wildlife SOS for their assistance.”

Geeta Seshamani, Co-founder of Wildlife SOS said “Cobras seldom bite, but will give out a warning sign by displaying their hood. When dealing with venomous snakes, it is important to keep them very calm and avoid cornering it or causing it to panic. People get accidentally bitten only when they step on the snake or an untrained person attempts to catch or handle these snakes.”