Two Russell’s vipers were seen again in Kalapara


One Russell’s viper was spotted in Baliatali union of Kalapara in Patuakhali and one in Nalapara village of Dhulasar union.

Locals called 333 after seeing two snakes on Tuesday (June 25) morning. Later, the forest department rescued the two snakes with the help of the environmental organization Animal Lovers.

After investigation, it is known that a Russell Viper was trapped in the net of Abdul Barek’s house in Nalapara village of Dhulaswar Union. A woman named Rubina of that house screamed when she saw the snake trapped in the net in front of the door while fetching wood. Later the locals came forward. The snake was rescued by the Kalapara team members of Animal Lovers of Patuakhali.

Two Russell's vipers were seen again in Kalapara

Resident of the same house. Sabuj said, ‘The snake got stuck on the way from the house to the road sometime during the night. In the morning my mother saw me and called me. When the news spread, people flocked. After receiving the news, the snake was rescued by the Kalapara team members of Animal Lovers of Patuakhali.

Animal Lovers of Patuakhali Kuakata team member Arifur Rahman Shawon said that the two snakes will be given first aid and handed over to the forest department.

Advising not to panic at the sight of snakes, he said, ‘If you are bitten by a snake, you are requested to go to the nearby government hospital. Inform the snake rescue team members. Snakes are actually very beneficial to our biodiversity.’

Two Russell's vipers were seen again in Kalapara

Abul Kalam Azad, Mahipur range officer of the forest department, said that further action will be taken regarding the two snakes on the orders of higher authorities.

Earlier on Monday (June 24) morning, locals killed a Russell’s viper after it got stuck in a net in Boultali village of Dhulaswar union.

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