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16 foot King Cobra rescued from Odisha's Similipal Tiger Reserve

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 07:19 IST

Antapur (Odisha) [India], Nov. 10 (ANI): A rare 15 to 16 foot King Cobra was rescued from Odisha's Similipal Tiger Reserve on Wednesday night.

The villagers immediately informed forest guards operating in the Kaptipada Range, after which Krushna Chandra Gochhayat, the rescue team head, reached Antapur village and retrieved the King Cobra from a house it was hiding in.

The snake was captured after an hour and handed over to the Kaptipada Range office. It set free later. (ANI)